It’s never a fun or pleasant experience to be in a position to need emergency or urgent care services. For this reason, we strive to make your visit as easy, informative, quick and as affordable as possible. A visit to the emergency room can be very costly because of the nature of health-care provided in a hospital. Often times, patients may experience extremely long wait times in the emergency room simply because there is either no urgent care facility in the area, or people aren’t aware that there is an easier, more affordable alternative through a local urgent care facility.
So when should we visit the Emergency Room, and when would a visit to a local urgent care facility suffice? Below is a list of symptoms, illnesses and injuries that would be fitting for an emergency room compared to an urgent care facility.
Visit the Emergency Room For:
- Suspect a heart attack and have chest pain
- Unresolved breathing complications
- Sudden Fainting
- Dizziness that does not go away
- Extreme burn
- Unable to move or speak suddenly
- Fast onset of confusion
- Continued bleeding or deep flesh wound
- Blood coming up when coughing
- Fever that remains high after taking medication
- Exposure to toxic inhalants or smoke
- Sharp abdomen pain
- Severe broken bone resulting in loss of movement
- Intense headache combined with stiff neck and headache
- Severe allergic reaction that block air passage
- Severe depression with suicidal thoughts
- Poison consumption
- Overdose due to drug or alcohol
Visit Camarena Health Urgent Care For:
- Burns (minor)
- Open Wounds
- Sports Induced Injury
- Minor Bone Breaks
- Animal Bites
- Insect Bites
- Fingernail Injuries
- Toenail Injuries
- Ingrown Toenails
- Back pain
- Athletic Injuries
- Sprains, Strains
- Puncture Wounds
- Neck Injuries and Pain
- Abscess Treatment
- Respiratory Problems
- Sinus Infections
- Ear Infections
- Skin Rash
- Irritated Skin
- Migraines and Headaches
- Severe Diarrhea
- Flu and Cold
- Minor Stomach Problems
- Minor Eye Irritation
- Severe nose bleed
- Urinary Track Issues
- Female Health Issues
- Pink Eye
- Poison Ivy/Poison Oak
Thanks for sharing this! I’ve always wondered what the difference between urgent care and the ER was, and I figured it would be good to know. It looks like you would mostly visit the emergency room if it’s a life-threatening situation. I’ll definitely keep that in mind, and I’ll make sure to go to urgent care instead if I run into serious conditions that aren’t really an emergency.
I’m so happy with the service that my wife received for her migraine head ache at Camarenas Urgent care dept. It was fast and convenience. High quality services rendered. Thank you very much.
I thought this was super helpful! I never really knew the difference between the ER and Urgent Care. Glad to know there’s a local urgent care in Madera.
I’m so glad we finally have freestanding ER located in Houston, TX! They offer the same level of care as a hospital ER with no waits or crowds! I don’t think I’ll ever go anywhere else when it comes to my emergency care in Houston, you just can’t beat the quick, professional, effective care.
My daughter was out riding her bike with some friends when she fell and landed on her arm. It seems to be broken and I’m wanting to make sure we take her to the right place for treatment. Thank you for pointing out that we can take her to urgent care for a minor break like this one. I’ll have to do some research and find the best urgent care in my area. Hopefully, we can find an amazing on that can get her arm feeling better.