When things cannot wait and you’re injured or in pain, it can sometimes be hard to know if your medical needs can be met at an urgent care center or they necessitate a trip to the ER. Choosing the right medical setting can leave you with lower costs and decreased wait times.
At Southcoast Health, we are proud to offer both urgent care and emergency room facilities throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island that provide expert immediate medical care right in your community.
When to Go to the ER vs. Urgent Care
|What Urgent Care Treats||What Our Emergency Room Treats|
|– Allergies||– Change in level of consciousness or mental state|
|– Animal Bites||– Chest pain|
|– Broken bones||– Difficulty breathing, speaking, seeing, or loss of vision|
|– Cold & Flu||– Dizziness|
|– Contusions||– Heart attack|
|– Cuts||– Numbness /weakness in the face, arms, or legs|
|– Ear pain||– Poisoning or overdose|
|– Fever without a rash||– Severe trauma|
|– Minor trauma||– Severe allergic reaction|
|– Skin Conditions or burns||-Thoughts of hurting yourself or others|
|– Sore Throat||-Uncontrollable bleeding|
We hope to serve each and every one of your medical needs with compassionate and advanced care in your community.