Emergency Room or Urgent Care? SYMPTOMS THAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION

Making the right decision can save you time, money and maybe even your life.

Emergency Rooms treat consumers with life threating symptoms or injuries like chest pain, broken bones, head trauma, etc…

Urgent Care Centers treat consumers with illnesses that are not life threating like sore throats, ear aches, etc….

CONSUMERS BEWARE:

            Make sure either is in your insurance network

            Make sure doctors treating you are in your insurance network

            Ask for the price and what will be your out of pocket cost

The following are general symptom guide lines you can use when deciding which location to use.

REMEMBER…IF IN DOUGHT, CALL 911 OR GO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!!!

 

 

    LOCATION

SYMPTOMS                  EMERGENCY ROOM                  URGENT CARE

Fever YES
Ear Pain YES
Painful Urination YES
Diarrhea YES
Sore Throat YES
Vomiting YES
Spain or Shallow Cut YES
Chest Pain YES
Difficulty Breathing YES
Severe Pain YES
Loss of Balance, Fainting YES
Difficulty Speaking YES
Weakness YES
Broken Bones YES
Severe Headache YES
Vision Change YES
Deep Cuts YES
Head or Eye Injury YES
Burns YES

 

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