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Urgent Care or Emergency Department?

June 21, 2019

We understand that illnesses and injuries can happen at any time, and sometimes it can be difficult to know where to go when your family needs timely care. From emergency departments to urgent care, understanding your health care options can help you make the most informed decision.


For life-threatening conditions, such as trauma or chest pains, you should always choose the emergency department. For everyday illnesses and injuries that require timely attention, there’s urgent care.

Urgent Care

  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Colds, bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Rashes and allergic reactions
  • Vomiting and dehydration
  • Asthma and wheezing

Emergency Department

  • Chest pain
  • Respiratory distress
  • Trauma or serious head injury
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Unconsciousness

Manage Health Care Costs:
Consider Urgent Care Centers for More Emergent Care Needs

We understand that caring for your health means providing you with the highest-quality care at the greatest value. With most insurances accepted and affordable pricing for those without insurance, you can get the care you need for non-life-threatening conditions and the value you deserve.

Average Emergency Department Cost:


Average Urgent Care Cost:


1Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2013, 2UCAOA Benchmarking Survey, 2011