Know Where To Go

To save time and money and receive appropriate care, it's important to understand when to see your Primary Care Physician and when to visit an Urgent Care facility or an ER. 

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Primary Care Physician

Start with you Primary Care Physician for non-life threatening conditions. They manage acute and chronic conditions and deliver more comprehensive patient care. They know your full medical history, including any underlying conditions. 

Conditions treated include:

  • Annual Wellness Visit
  • Cold/Flu Symptoms
  • Diabetes Management
  • Fever
 
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Minor Sprains
  • Skin Rash
  • Stomach Ache
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Urgent Care

Turn to an Urgent Care facility after hours or when you Primary Care Physician is otherwise unavailable. They focus on treating acute illnesses and injuries that are non-life threatening. 

Conditions treated include:

  • Bladder Infection
  • Body Aches
  • Ear Infection
  • Excessive Vomiting
 
  • Headache
  • Minor Burns
  • Pinkeye
  • Sore Throat
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Emergency Room

Go to the ER immediately for severe and life-threatening conditions. ERs are open 24/7/365 and are properly staffed for critical situations. 

Conditions treated include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Chest Pain
  • Head/Neck Injury
  • Loss of Consciousness
 
  • Serious Burns
  • Symptoms of Stroke
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Vomiting Blood