Urgent Care offer quality, convenient, affordable urgent medical care for patients seeking immediate treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. their services include a variety of diagnostic and screening services including basic labs and x-rays. Patients are typically evaluated, examined and treated in less than an hour. And, because private clinics do not carry the expensive costs of emergency rooms, a visit to urgent care for stitches will generally be a lot less costly than a visit to the emergency room.

Any accident or illness that may lead to loss of life or limb, serious medical complications or permanent disability should be evaluated in the emergency department of a local hospital. If a client at the urgent care needs evaluation at the hospital, they will make arrangements for transportation.

Examples of conditions that they commonly evaluate in their urgent care clinic include (this is not a complete list):

Sore throats
Ear infections
Poison ivy
Minor skin infections and burns
Laceration repair and wound care
Fractures and athletic injuries
Respiratory illnesses
Mild stomachaches
Minor eye problems and nose bleeds
Gynecologic and urinary problems

Examples of conditions that should be evaluated in a hospital ER include (this is not a complete list):
Chest pain
Severe difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Sudden dizziness, loss of coordination or balance
Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg
Difficulty speaking
Sudden blurred vision
Loss of consciousness
Severe abdominal pain
Sudden, severe headache
Coughing up or vomiting blood
Severe burns
Deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
Fractures with bone showing

Procedures they perform:

Basic laboratory testing
Laceration repair (stitches, staples and glue)
Fracture care and splinting
Breathing treatments
Antibiotic injections
IV hydration