When to go to the Emergency Room vs an Urgent Care Clinic


When to go to the Emergency Room vs an Urgent Care Clinic
When to go to the Emergency Room vs an Urgent Care Clinic


It’s Saturday, and the cold your child has been nursing for the past few days seems to be getting worse. She’s already vomited once, and has a fever. Should you head to a hospital emergency room or urgent care clinic?


If you’ve ever wondered when to go to an ER or urgent care clinic, you’re not alone. Even though urgent care centers have been around since the 1970s, many people still get confused about when to use them. There were more than 145 million visits to hospital emergency rooms in 2016, and not all of those visits required the level of care offered in an ER.


How to know when to go to Urgent Care instead of the ER