From the emergency room to urgent care, or your primary physician to telehealth, it is important to know your care options when you have an illness or injury. Put your knowledge to the test.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR TREATMENT?
From the emergency room to urgent care, or your primary physician to telehealth, it is important to know your care options when you have an illness or injury.
Put your knowledge to the test.
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While Emergency Rooms (ER) can treat minor ailments or offer routine care, they are best for treating urgent, acute and life-threatening conditions. Urgent patients are treated first.
Emergency Rooms (ER) are designed to treat urgent, acute and life-threatening conditions. They are not the best place to go for routine care or minor ailments.
If you are in need of immediate, emergency care or require help after physician hours, it is best to go to an ER which has physicians on hand for medical emergencies.
Your PCP knows your full medical history, so consulting them about ongoing care and continuing your regular check-ups helps keep your care consistent and up to date!
If you are in need of immediate care after a severe injury, it is best to go to an ER equipped with physicians on hand for medical emergencies.
Doctor On Demand is available 7 days a week for a $0 co-pay. You can access a board-certified physician over live video from your mobile device, tablet or computer. This is a good option after hours or when you are out of town.
If you cannot reach your doctor or need care outside of regular office hours, urgent care centers have physicians on staff and can provide care for a wider range of conditions.
Urgent care centers can provide you with medical help for a wide range of conditions. However, for preventive care that is not an immediate need, it is best to contact your primary care physician who is familiar with your medical history.
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