Immediate Care or Emergency?

When you or a loved one gets sick or injured, going to the right place helps ensure getting the care you need quickly and efficiently. Review this chart to know where to go.

Seek attention at an IMMEDIATE CARE CENTER if you are experiencing any of the following conditions or need these services:

  • Allergies
  • Blood, other lab tests and X-rays
  • Cuts that may need stitches
  • Earaches and sore throats
  • Fever, colds or flu
  • Infection
  • Minor burns and injuries
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Persistent cough
  • Rashes, animal or insect bites

Seek care at an EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT if you are experiencing a medical emergency such as:

  • Broken bone puncturing the skin
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Extremely high fever
  • Loss of consciousness, confusion or persistent vomiting
  • Major burns
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Seizures and severe allergic reactions
  • Severe abdominal pain or persistent diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden fainting, dizziness, numbness or weakness
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

Source: nothshore.org/hy