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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care

If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.

You should seek Emergency Care when experiencing: 

  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Serious trauma
  • Severe burns
  • Broken bones
  • Seizures
  • Severe Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting that is severe and continues for several hours
  • Poisoning
  • Deep cuts and abrasions where bleeding is uncontrollable
  • Pregnancy-related medical conditions

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You should seek care at an Urgent Care facility when experiencing:

  • Cold symptoms - headache, cough, congestion
  • Flu symptoms
  • Vomiting/Fever
  • Ear infection
  • Minor injuries
  • Animal/insect bites
  • Sunburn
  • Minor strains/sprains
  • Minor bone fractures
  • Sports physicals

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