Urgent Care & After Hours Centers

Emergency Room VS Urgent Care

Choosing the right location

Emergency Room

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Arm/leg weakness
  • Loss of consciousness or lethargy
  • Any sudden, severe pain
  • Falls with injury
  • Head or Eye injuries and/or loss of vision
  • Deep cuts/large open wounds
  • Under 3 months: Fever over 100.4 degrees or fever with a rash
  • Persistent bleeding
  • Repeated vomiting and/or diarrhea with concern of dehydration
  • Burns
  • Seizures without a diagnosis or epilepsy

Urgent Care

  • Fever without rash
  • Fever up to 100.4 degrees
  • Sprains
  • Painful urination
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea where dehydration is not a concern
  • Sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Cough
  • You already know the diagnosis, but cannot get an appointment with a primary care physician
  • Broken bones of the wrist, hand, ankle or foot that have not broken through the skin
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