What is Immediate Care
Emergency Room vs. Immediate Care Clinic: What is the difference?
Hospital Emergency Rooms are filled with patients who suffer from the flu, colds and other minor urgent illnesses or injury seeking immediate medical attention. At MedCarePlus Immediate Care, we will treat many of these urgent illnesses or injury without the expense, frustration and wait time of an emergency room visit. MedCarePlus is open six days a week with walk-ins and no appointment required.
When to use the Immediate Care Clinic!
If someone becomes ill or is injured and their condition does not pose and immediate, serious threat to their health or life, immediate care is the right choice. You can receive care at the Immediate Care Clinic for all your urgent conditions, illness or injury not likely to cause further disability or death if not treated immediately, but requires professional attention to prevent it from developing into a greater threat.
Go to Immediate Care Services to find out the type of illness and injuries we treat at MedCarePlus Immediate Care Clinic.
Immediate care clinics are ideal for treating conditions such as:
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Cough or bronchitis
- Minor burns or bruises
- Rash, poison ivy, allergic reaction
- Scrapes or minor cuts
- Sore throat
- Minor fracture
- Foreign object in eye or nose
When to use the Emergency Room!
If you are facing a life threatening situation call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. These are life-threatening, critical conditions, that require advanced medical attention:
- Heart attack
- Head trauma
- Severe abdominal pain
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
- Sudden weakness or numbness, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion or difficulty speaking
- Sudden blurred vision or loss of vision
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Loss of consciousness
- Major burns
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood or vomiting
- Sudden, severe headache
- Severe burns
- Snake bites
- Vaginal bleeding
- Pregnancy related problems
- Children 1 year or younger
And when in doubt, call ahead. If we cannot accommodate your condition, we will advise you to go the nearest emergency facility.