Urgent Care

Urgent Care Services

Emergency rooms are meant for true medical emergencies that are life-threatening. If you experience chest pain, signs of a stroke, or major trauma, you should head to the nearest emergency room.

Urgent care medical professionals are equipped to respond quickly to non-life threatening illnesses.

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Ear pain
  • Minor burns
  • Lacerations
  • Animal bites
  • Diarrhea
  • Painful urination
  • STD Testing
  • Infections
  • Fractures

In some medical cases, problems may require emergency room attention.

  • Confusion
  • Head injury
  • Spinal injuries
  • Severe chest pain
  • Coughing blood
  • Major trauma
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdoses
  • Severe burns
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Costs
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Emergency Services Charges

The average charge for an emergency room visit usually is about $1,233 compared to an average urgent care visit of about $150.

Private insurance co-pay for an ER visit can reach hundreds of dollars, compared to average urgent care co-pays of $30 to $50.

Expect to wait longer at an emergency room, compared to urgent care visits, which are usually completed within 1 hour.