Urgent Care Vs Emergency Room

Urgent Care Vs. The Emergency Room
“When Urgent Care is the Best Option”

Statistics show the average urgent care visit is $710 less expensive than an Emergency Room (ER) visit. Plus, the waits are shorter and we aim to provide more personalized care.

Research shows about 60% of ER visits could be handled by Urgent Care. To put it simply, Urgent Care can save you time and money whenever you do not require the ER.

The points below will help you understand the type of issues that are handled by Urgent Care Vs. the ER:

When to go to the Emergency Room:

Life-threatening conditions
Heart attack or stroke
Open fractures
Severe bleeding
Chest pain
Head injury or other major trauma
One-sided weakness or numbness
Loss of consciousness
Severe abdominal pain

If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Types of Issues Handled by Urgent Care:

Illnesses:
Abscess incision and drainage
Allergic reactions
Allergies
Asthma
Athlete’s foot/fungus infection
Bronchitis
Burns from heat or chemical exposure
Congestion
Cough
Diaper rash
Ear infection
Earache
Eye infection
Fever
Flu symptoms
Gastrointestinal disorders
Insect bites
Itchy skin
Migraine
Nausea
Rashes
Runny nose
Sinus infection
Skin allergy
Skin infections
Sore throat
STD testing and treatment
Stomachaches and stomach pains
Urinary tract infections
Wound infection

Not all injuries require a trip to the emergency room, so for less severe cuts, bumps and bruises, skip the wait!

Injuries:
Burns from heat or chemical exposure
Fractures
Lacerations
Removal of superficial foreign objects
Splints
Sprains
Stitches/Suturing/Stapling
Strains
Wound infection
Onsite X-ray
Occupational medicine
Work injuries
Work and school physicals
Drug testing

If you have any questions on whether we provide a certain service, please call us at 262-925-0535. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
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