Emergency departments are prepared to care for patients suffering a true emergency. A life threatening event may require access to an operating room or an Intensive Care Unit, making an Emergency Room the right place to begin your care. Examples of conditions (not a complete list) that should be evaluated in the ER include:
- Chest pain
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
- Difficulty speaking
- Fractures with bone showing
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe burns
- Severe difficulty breathing
- Sudden blurred vision
- Sudden, severe headache
- Sudden dizziness, loss of coordination or balance
Emergency patients often require a lot of care, time and expense. Urgent Care provides service to less seriously ill patients, so our wait times are short and the care is typically a lot less expensive.
We can also see you for Urgent Care problems when you cannot get a same-day appointment to your own doctor. After treatment, we will refer you back to your own doctor for follow-up. Don’t have a regular doctor yet? We can provide care until you find one. We will provide you with a list of physicians taking new patients in the area.