Abscess drainage
Allergies and rashes
Bug bites
Broken bones and dislocated joints
Cuts and lacerations needing stitches
Cardiac resuscitation
Fever over 100 and under 6 months of age
Heart attack
Minor burns
Minor eye problems, including pink eye
Sprains and strains
Sports injuries
Sinus infection and congestion
Sudden blurred vision
Slurred speech
Vomiting and diarrhea

What’s a true emergency?

Although this is not a complete list, below are some examples of true emergency situations:

  • Extreme chest pain
  • Slurred speech
  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Head or back injuries
  • Consistent bleeding or vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Major burns and cuts
  • Any injury that is limb or life threatening

What’s an Urgent Care Need?

Urgent care centers are the right place to go for medical problems that need immediate—but not emergency—attention. Some examples of these types of medical situations include:

  • Minor sprains
  • Small cuts
  • Sore throats
  • Fevers
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Ear infections
  • Cannot get an appointment with your primary care provider


Today, patients choose to visit urgent care facilities for a variety of reasons:

  • When your primary care physician is not available for immediate treatment
  • When treatment is required for minor emergencies such as sprains, cuts, burns, contusions and minor fractures
  • When an illness arises while a patient is traveling or out of town
  • Shorter wait times than a freestanding or hospital emergency room
  • Insurance co-pays and service costs often lower at urgent care centers