URGENT CARE -vs- EMERGENCY ROOM

Which method of health care should you seek?

If you are ever in doubt about when you should go to an Urgent Care vs. the Emergency Room here are some basic tips to help you make the right decision:

SAUC URGENT CARE

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergy Symptoms (without difficulty breathing)
  • Asthma Attack
  • Cold
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear Ache
  • Flu
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Fractures
  • Insect Bites (including Scorpions, unless small child or elderly)
  • Nausea
  • Minor Burns
  • Minor cuts/lacerations
  • Minor head injury
  • Pink Eye
  • Rashes
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprains
  • STD Exposure
  • Stitches
  • Urinary Urgency or Burning
  • Vomiting
  • and many other conditions

EMERGENCY ROOM

  • Life threatening condition, go to the ER or call 911
  • Chest pain
  • Compound Fractures (if bone is visible)
  • High Fever
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Ingestion of obstructive objects
  • Ingestion of poisons
  • Major head injury
  • Seizures
  • Severe Burns
  • Shock
  • Snake Bites
  • Unconsciousness

Please go to the nearest Emergency Room or Tucson Medical Center ER

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