Urgent Care VS ED

/ July 9, 2019

Your Doctor-Urgent Care – E.D.

Choose the best option for your medical care.

1. Call or See My Doctor

Having a conversation with your doctor and knowing his or her availability is very important.

When you need medical care but feel safe to wait a day:


  • Runny nose
  • Simple backache
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Yeast infection
  • Headache


2. Go to an Urgent Care Clinic

Maybe you tried to schedule an appointment with your doctor, or you talked with a doctor who directs you to a walk-in clinic.

When you need medical care today and feel safe to wait a few hours:


  • Twisted or sprained ankle
  • Animal bite
  • Cuts and bumps
  • Migraine


3. Go to the Emergency Room or Call 911

When you need medical care now and do not feel safe waiting due to:


  • Trouble breathing or chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Sudden numbness or weakness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe pain or serious injury
  • Ingestion of poisonous substance
  • Head or spine injury
  • Severe burn or wound

*When in doubt, go to the emergency room.

For more information visit: www.NEABaptist.com  OR call 870-936-8000




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