Urgent Care or Emergency Care?

It’s Sunday afternoon and you aren’t feeling well.  You’ve been dealing with the sniffles for a few days and now you have a low-grade fever and are aching all over. Where can you go for relief from your symptoms? Do you go to the emergency room or an urgent care center?

A lot of people grapple with this decision.  For immediate or after-hours care on a walk-in basis, a visit to an urgent care center is an excellent option when you are experiencing a mild illness or injury such as low-grade fever, minor strains, respiratory illness, a cut that may need stitches or a UTI. Unless it is a life-threatening emergency, urgent care is often the most cost effective and convenient option. Most of our centers are open seven days a week.  Walk-ins are always welcome or for added convenience, plan a same or next day visit online with Hold My Spot® or reserve a Telemedicine visit. In addition, many urgent care centers have advanced diagnostics such as X-ray and some lab testing capabilities onsite.

Urgent care should not be considered a replacement for emergency care, which remains the best option for emergency, life-threatening situations.

As we endure the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers continues its commitment to provide our communities with dependable, quality health care in a safe and clean environment. We remained open during the pandemic and are here to provide you with exceptional care for your nonemergent illnesses and injuries, including offering three types of COVID-19 testing. Whether the need is urgent care, wellness care or occupational health—we’ve got you covered.


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