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Urgency or Emergency?

Know Where To Go Before You Go

There are several considerations when choosing where to receive unplanned medical care. Here are a few questions to ask yourself the next time you find yourself needing medical attention quickly.

What sort of medical issue am I dealing with?

  • Urgent Care provides access to medical care for conditions that are not life-threatening but need immediate attention such as sports injuries, lacerations, cold and flu, or infections.

What if I need tests?

  • Common tests such as labs and x-rays are available at Urgent Care; however, more invasive testing such as ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI are not available on-site. Patients needing advanced imaging and urgent blood testing must visit the emergency room.

Urgent Care offers high-quality care for common illnesses and non-life threatening injuries, with walk-in, after-hours, and weekend availability. Due to shorter wait times and online scheduling, urgent care is often a more convenient and affordable option for a variety of unexpected health situations.

The emergency room is equipped to handle life- and limb-threatening situations like heart attacks, strokes, major bleeding, and severe burns. It provides more invasive diagnostic testing like CT scans, ultrasounds, and blood testing.

Urgent Care

The condition requires immediate care but is not life-or-limb-threatening:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Ear or eye infection
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains or strains
  • Rashes, cuts, or scrapes
  • Mild fevers
  • Minor burns
  • Animal or insect bite
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Imaging Services:

  • X-Ray

Lab Services (Demaree Location Only):

  • Outpatient lab draws
  • 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Seven days a week

Emergency Care

The condition is life-or-limb-threatening:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Head trauma or injury
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stroke symptoms (numbness, paralysis,
  • slurred speech, etc.)
  • Seizure or loss of consciousness
  • Severe burns
  • Suspected drug overdose or poisoning

Imaging Services:

  • Ultrasound
  • CT Scan
  • X-Ray

Lab Services:

  • Urgent Blood Testing
  • 24 hours per day
  • Seven days a week
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