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Common Reasons to Visit Urgent Care and When to Go to the ER

May 31, 2024

When to Visit Urgent Care

1. Allergies: 

For non-life-threatening allergic reactions or minor allergic symptoms, urgent care can provide relief through medication and treatment.

2. Fever and Illness: 

If you’re experiencing mild to moderate fever or flu-like symptoms, urgent care can offer evaluation and treatment to help alleviate discomfort.

3. Lacerations: 

Urgent care facilities are equipped to handle minor cuts and lacerations that may require stitches or wound care.

4. Physicals: 

Whether it’s for employment, sports, or school, urgent care can provide convenient physical exams without the need for an appointment.

5. Sprains and Strains:

If you’ve sustained a minor injury like a sprained ankle or strained muscle, urgent care can provide evaluation, imaging, and treatment.

6. Telemedicine: 

For non-emergency medical concerns that can be addressed remotely, telemedicine services offered by urgent care facilities provide convenient access to healthcare professionals.

7. X-rays and Fractures: 

Urgent care centers have the capability to perform X-rays and assess minor fractures or bone injuries, providing prompt diagnosis and treatment.

When to Go to the ER

1. Chest Pain or Difficulty Breathing: 

Symptoms of a heart attack or severe respiratory distress require immediate attention at the emergency room.

2. Severe Bleeding: 

Profuse bleeding that doesn’t stop with direct pressure or indicates a serious injury should be treated in the emergency room.

3. Head Trauma: 

Any head injury accompanied by loss of consciousness, confusion, or severe headache should be evaluated in the emergency room.

4. Stroke Symptoms: 

A sudden onset of weakness, numbness, or difficulty speaking could indicate a stroke and require emergency medical care.

5. Severe Abdominal Pain: 

Persistent, severe abdominal pain could be a sign of a serious condition such as appendicitis or internal bleeding, warranting emergency evaluation.

Sterling Urgent Care: Your Convenient Healthcare Option

At Sterling Urgent Care, we understand the importance of accessible healthcare when you need it most. Our walk-in clinics offer comprehensive services to address a wide range of medical needs promptly and professionally. Most insurance plans are accepted, and our locations provide services such as allergies treatment, chiropractic care, drug and alcohol evaluations, IV infusion therapy, weight loss programs, and more.

While urgent care can handle many non-life-threatening conditions, it’s essential to recognize when emergency medical attention is necessary. If you’re unsure whether your condition requires urgent care or emergency room services, don’t hesitate to call our clinics for guidance.

Experience the convenience and quality of Sterling Urgent Care for your healthcare needs. Visit one of our locations today or contact us for more information.

Please note that services may vary by location. For specific inquiries or to confirm available services, please call your nearest Sterling Urgent Care facility.

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