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Emergency department or urgent care?

When you need quick care, choosing the right place can save you time and money. If your life could be in danger, you need emergency care. In other cases, urgent care may be the right choice for you.

When to choose urgent care

Visit a ProHealth Care urgent care location for timely treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Allergy and asthma symptoms
  • Broken fingers and toes
  • Cold and flu
  • Cough
  • Cuts, scrapes and rashes
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Headache
  • Pink eye
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

When you need emergency care

Call 9-1-1 or visit a ProHealth Emergency Department if you’re at risk of death or disability due to symptoms such as:

  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Breathing problems
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Deep cut or wound
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness
  • Head injury with passing out or confusion
  • Poisoning or drug overdose
  • Seizures
  • Severe burn
  • Severe pain
  • Sudden confusion or disorientation
  • Sudden changes in your ability to see, talk or move
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Unusual belly pain or pressure
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that won’t stop

Take a young child to the Emergency Department if he or she has any of the above symptoms or:

  • Is 3 months old or younger and has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.
  • Is 3 months to 3 years old and has a fever of 102.2 degrees or higher.
  • Refuses to eat or drink.

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NEED A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER?

Urgent care is convenient, but it shouldn’t replace a relationship with a primary care provider. Your primary care provider gets to know you and your health history – and can help you prevent serious health problems. Get help finding the right doctor for you or your family. Call 262-928-2745 to talk with one of our referral specialists.

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