Urgent Care or ER?
To help reduce the current burden on hospitals, consider visiting urgent care instead of the ER.
Knowing when to go to Urgent Care or the ER can be confusing. The most important thing is to get the right care, from the right place. It is important to get appropriate treatment for health needs.
The difference between urgent care and emergency rooms is the severity of the health problem. If the condition is life-threatening, go to an emergency room. If the condition is a minor illness or injury, take advantage of the convenience and affordability that urgent care has to offer.
Use this chart below to determine when you can go to urgent care: