When Should You Go to an Urgent Care?
Urgent care– also known as immediate or walk in care– bridges the gap between the injury/illness that can’t wait for the family physician and the life-threatening situation that warrant a 911 call and/or emergency room visit. Some symptoms that can be treated at urgent care include:
•Fever without rash
•Minor trauma such as a common sprain, lacerations and fractures
•Persistent nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
•Severe sore throat
Even though Urgent care is always available, your primary care physician will always have a better picture of your overall health for a more accurate diagnosis. At 441 Urgent Care Center experienced clinicians are dedicated to treating patients safely and in a timely manner. Our goal is to treat you and sent you home or about your business as soon as possible. With three conveniently located facilities you will need NO appointment for your visit. We offer “no-surprise” pricing and daily extended hours every day of the week. Daytime, evenings, weekends, holidays, during or after your doctor’s office hours, our experienced, compassionate clinicians offer same-day care so you can get back to feeling better.
Why you should NOT go to the emergency room (ER)?
Going to the emergency room (ER) can cost a lot of time and money. In fact you may pay up to six to ten times more than necessary when compared to an urgent care visit. In the emergency department your care is often not personable and lacks follow up care. When you come to 441 Urgent Care we will not release you until you either have completely recovered from you injury/illness or have established follow up care with you primary physician. We will nurture you back to health and will do whatever it takes to help you avoid hospitalization unless it is absolutely necessary.
When Should You Go to an Emergency Room?
Emergency Care is meant for serious medical conditions where delaying care could cause permanent harm or even death. If you or a family member encounter something like that, it’s important to seek immediate care at an Emergency Room (ER) or by calling 911. Emergency responders are trained to react quickly and transport you to the facility that best meets your needs.
Visit an ER for:
•Children under three months who need immediate care
•Extreme pain, especially if the cause is unknown
•Loss of consciousness
•Severe head pain or injury, including loss of vision
•Suspected drug overdose