Emergency Care or Urgent Care?
During an intense situation when adrenaline is pumping and every second counts, it can be difficult to judge whether a person needs urgent or emergency care. You’ll first need to determine if the individual requires Emergency or Urgent Care.
A situation needing Emergency Care is usually considered one in which the individual’s condition may be life-threatening. Urgent Care considers as conditions which do require prompt care, but which are not life-threatening.
Emergency Care facilities will be equipped for major injuries or traumas. Urgent Care facilities are designed to diagnose and treat minor injuries or illnesses.
What does an Urgent Care Center Treat?
Some examples of Urgent Care situations are:
- Severe sore throat or cough
- Minor cuts or bleeding which require stitches
- Skin rashes
- Eye irritation or redness
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Minor broken bones or fractures
There are many other situations which can classify as requiring Urgent Care. While prompt and effective, urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. It is a convenient and quick healthcare option when primary care physicians are closed, and the patient’s condition is not life-threatening.
To learn more about the benefits of a Urgent Care Clinic, stop by at our Lawrenceville location, Sugarloaf Urgent Care.