Urgent Care or ER

Urgent Care or ER Where to Receive Treatment?

So you sprained your ankle, or you have a not-so-serious injury that requires immediate attention. And your family doctor isn’t available. You have two choices: go to urgent care, or an emergency room (ER). Sound familiar? Here is what you should know. Most urgent care centers can handle bruises and minor traumas that were previously treated in the Emergency Department.

Where to go for treatment?

While emergency rooms serve those in dire situations, an urgent care center treat those who need immediate, less serious care. An ER is used for life-threatening conditions where a person is in imminent danger of loss of life or limb. There, you can easily get round-the-clock treatment for a wide variety of severe injuries and illnesses.

Health issues that may require a visit to an emergency room:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Stroke or heart attack
  • Head trauma
  • Severe vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe chest pain
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Spinal injuries or seizures
  • Severe burns
  • Poisoning
  • Acute health issue

If the injury or situation isn’t life-threatening and you can’t spare time to wait, then you should head over to an urgent care center.

Health issues that may require a visit to an urgent care center:

  • Minor trauma
  • Fever
  • Ear or sinus pain
  • Sprains and strain
  • Mild asthma
  • Animal Bites
  • Rashes and minor burn
  • Eye irritation, swelling or pain
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Other mild issues requiring immediate attention

Why Choose Eastway Medical Center and Urgent Care

Today, urgent care meets the demands of patients who need immediate treatment but don’t require a visit to the ER. For minor injuries and illnesses, going to urgent care instead of the emergency room will enable you to get the right care on time and may also save you time and money.

At Eastway Medical clinic and Urgent Care, we accept Walk-ins, offer free diabetes/blood pressure screening, reduce wait time, minimize cost, and focus on improving patient’s quality of life. We serve patients from Charlotte NC, Harrisburg NC, Concord NC, Mint Hill NC, Matthews NC, Belmont NC, Pineville NC, Kannapolis NC, Monroe NC, and Mt Holly NC.