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Emergencies and urgent care

Visit a clinic or urgent care (immediate care) center (PDF)
with walk-in and after-hours care.
 

You can also call our 24/7 Nurse Call Line at 1-877-759-6279 to have a nurse help you find a clinic near you and arrange a ride for you.




Emergency or urgent?

Your health is important, so when you're sick you should always get medical attention. Some health concerns may not be as bad as others. In fact, the common cold and illnesses that need immediate care can be treated at an urgent care (immediate care) center.

Emergency care
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stroke
  • Broken bones
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe burns
  • Drug overdose
  • Loss of speech
  • Poisoning
  • Severe dizziness
Urgent care
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Cold or flu
  • Pink eye
  • Stomach ache
  • Rashes
  • Allergies and sinus
  • Earache
  • Fever
  • Minor cuts
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Upper respiratory infection

Urgent care

Urgent care is medical care you need within 24 hours. If you need urgent care, call your doctor's office first, as he or she may be able to see you the same day.

If your doctor's office is closed, leave a message, if possible.  Then call the Nurse Call Line at 1-877-759-6279. A nurse will help you find another doctor right away. The nurse can also arrange a ride for you.

Emergency care

You should only visit the emergency room (ER) when you need care right away for a serious injury or illness. An emergency medical condition is a serious, sudden injury or illness that requires care right away. If you have an emergency, you should visit the ER.

We understand that it can be hard to know the difference between what is or is not an emergency.

When your health needs aren't urgent, see your doctor. This will help your doctor get to know you and your medical history. It is also better for your overall health. Your doctor is there to help you manage your health care needs.

If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the ER.