ER vs. Walk-In Clinic: Where to go when you need care now
It might be your first instinct to visit the Emergency Room (ER) when you need care quickly, but walk-in clinics or urgent care centers are well equipped to handle certain types of injuries and illnesses.
Knowing where to go could save you both time and money.
|Always call 911 or go to the nearest ER if you think you could put your life in danger or health at serious risk by delaying care. Go to the ER for trauma and surgical care if your condition is serious, sudden or severe.||Walk-in clinics also includes doctor’s offices that do not require you to be an existing patient or have an appointment to receive care. These clinics treat a variety of minor injuries and unexpected illnesses.|
|Examples of ER medical emergencies:
||Examples of care provided in a walk-in clinic:
For a complete list of walk-in clinic locations at Marshall Health, visit www.marshallhealth.org/walkin.
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