URGENT CARE VS EMERGENCY CARE

When you or someone in your family needs treatment, making the right decision as to where to go will save you valuable time and less frustration. Urgent Care and Emergency are set up to care for your needs differently. Here are examples of where to go for various symptoms and treatment.

Urgent Care
No appointment necessary
Parking – use the hospital main entrance and a front desk receptionist will be there for assistance.

• Monday – Thursday: 6 – 8 pm
• No Fridays
• Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
• Closed on all holidays

Urgent Care Clinic offers evening and weekend care for unexpected injuries and illnesses without an appointment. Many situations are not emergencies, yet still require urgent medical attention. Some insurance plans may apply Urgent Care charges to your deductible rather than co-pay. Contact your insurance provider for questions of coverage.

When should you seek Urgent Care?
• Minor infections: sore throat, earache, sinus symptoms, cough, eye
• Urinary tract infections
• Minor allergic reactions
• Minor skin infections and rashes
• Minor burns
• Minor human or insect bites
• Minor lacerations, contusions, abrasion
• Flu symptoms
• Headache with history of migraines
• Minor trauma, sprains, simple fractures
• Pains: back, stomach, shoulde
• Breathing difficulty, asthma, croup

Emergency Care
Emergency care is available 24/7 by our physicians for patients with a medical emergency. If you have a medical emergency, do not go to the Urgent Care location. Emergency has its own designated entrance along the B-40 highway. Contact your insurance provider for coverage.

When should you seek Emergency Care?
• Chest pain or any symptoms of a heart attack, including severe chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath. Heart attack symptoms can vary from one person to the next.
• Symptoms of a stroke including sudden dizziness, weakness, loss of coordination, balance or vision problems.
• Abdominal pain (sudden or severe)
• Loss of consciousness (with or without head injury)
• Head pain (sudden or severe)
• Head injuries
• Choking
• Poisoning
• Open fractures
• Severe lacerations (cuts)
• Injuries as a result of a car accident
• Fever in the elderly or infants 12 months
• Sudden severe pain
• Animal bites
• Pregnancy complications
• Broken bone or dislocated finger
• Severe headache with no migraine history