When to Go to an Urgent Care Clinic

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When to Go to an Urgent Care Clinic

29 Jun 2018

It is often a challenge to know when to take yourself or your child to the emergency room or to urgent care. Which is best for different situations? Do you even need to go at all? Knowing the answer to questions like these before an emergency situation can be lifesaving and save on your wallet as well. Continue reading to learn of different situations that require attention at either an urgent care, such as Preferred Urgent Care, or an emergency room.

It can be difficult to fully assess a situation that may present imminent danger to you or your child’s health. It is important to pay attention to an individual’s demeanor to better decide on the severity of a situation. Certain actions you take at home can often buy you time before rushing off for more help. Our urgent care center can provide help for a wide range of problems including the following:

  • Earaches and pink eye
  • Fever and illness in those older than 2 months old
  • Simple lacerations
  • Minor falls and injuries
  • Croup and asthma
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Skin infections and urinary tract infections

If you or a family member are experiencing any of these situations, then take them to our urgent care for better assistance. Life-threatening emergencies should be immediately taken to a nearby emergency center. These may include the following:

  • Respiratory distress and severe asthma attacks
  • Severe trauma and injury
  • Prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • Sudden changes in mental status
  • Bleeding that will not stop

If you or a family member are experiencing any of these life-threatening situations, then immediately go to an emergency center or call 911 for assistance. Preferred Urgent Care is opened during convenient hours to better serve our community and families.