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Emergency Vs. Urgent Care

Reasons to Visit Urgent Care

Minor Illnesses and Infections

  • Upper respiratory infections such as colds, strep, sinus
  • Infections and bronchitis
  • Ear infections and blockages
  • Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Flu, viruses and stomach bugs
  • Urinary tract and kidney infections
  • Rashes and poison ivy
  • Boils and abscesses

Minor Injuries

  • Accidents and falls
  • Minor broken bones and fractures (fingers, toes)
  • Lacerations, scrapes and bruises
  • Workman’s Comp injuries

Testing and Preventive Care

  • DOT (Department of Transportation) physicals
  • Flus shots and vaccines
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • X-rays and other imaging

Reasons to Seek Emergency Care

You should head to the Emergency Room if you believe you have life-threatening condition or if it is after hours and you seek immediate help.

Conditions that require emergency care include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe wound
  • Head trauma
  • Severe bleeding
  • Fainting
  • ​Loss of vision

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