If you are unsure if Urgent Care is what you need, review additional care options below or call our Nurse Line to get around-the-clock advice from our team of expert and caring registered nurses. You can also use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.
The name says it all. If it’s an emergency, then you should come to the Emergency Department (ED). An emergency is when a condition arises that you deem severe, oftentimes a life or death situation. Good examples are heart attack symptoms, stroke or a compound fracture — a bone break that protrudes through the skin.
The ED is set up with the resources needed to effectively diagnose and treat life or death situations. Choose the ED if you have immediate worries about your health.
If, from a medical standpoint, you feel like your ailment can’t wait until tomorrow, Urgent Care is the place to go. Specializing in the treatment of minor illness and injury, Urgent Care providers commonly diagnose and treat colds and coughs, ear infections, minor burns and cuts, rashes and other non-life threatening conditions.
Think of Urgent Care as the middle-ground between your primary care provider and the ED. But don’t use Urgent Care simply for convenience — make sure your need is urgent in nature.
Your primary care provider is who you should call to schedule checkups and other non-urgent medical appointments. Remember that your primary care provider knows you, your medical history and what medications you are on, providing continuity of care for you and your family.
Call 1-877-412-7575 (toll-free) to schedule an appointment.