ER or Urgent Care?

When Should I Go To The ER?

If you think you may have a potentially life-threatening emergency medical condition, do not go to an urgent care center or walk-in clinic. Call 911 or go immediately to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Life threatening emergency conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Chest pain
  • Head injury or other major trauma
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • One-sided weakness or numbness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Open fractures
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Loss of consciousness