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What is Urgent Care? When should you use it?

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What is Urgent Care? When should you use it?

Do you need to go to an emergency room for pain in the chest or a cut on your finger? It is difficult to know. We’ve made it easy by giving you this concise description of where you can go to get the care that you need.

A visit to the emergency department (also known as the emergency room) is required for life-threatening emergencies such as a heart attack, serious head injury, or heart attack. A visit to an urgent care center is recommended for any illness or injury that doesn’t seem life-threatening but cannot wait until the next day.

When your primary care physician is closed, urgent care centers offer quick access to high-quality healthcare. Mount Sinai’s medical expertise and dedication to personal attention ensure that patients who have urgent health issues receive the best care, regardless of when they are open.

 

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What is considered an emergency?

An emergency condition is a medical condition that could permanently endanger or impair your life. For any life-threatening medical condition, dial 911 immediately These are some of the conditions that require emergency medical attention:

  • A compound fracture is a protruding bone through the skin.
  • Seizures, convulsions, or loss of consciousness
  • Gunshot wounds and deep knife wounds
  • A newborn younger than 3 months of age can get a fever
  • Uncontrollable, heavy bleeding
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Poisoning
  • Problems related to pregnancy
  • Serious head, neck, or back injury
  • Grave abdominal pain
  • Chest pains or difficulty breathing
  • Heart attack symptoms include chest pain lasting longer than 2 minutes and persistent chest pain
  • Stroke symptoms include vision loss, sudden weakness, slurred or blurred speech, confusion, and even sudden numbness.
  • Suicidal and homicidal feelings

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