Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you know when to go to the ER or Urgent Care?

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. For some of you, you know this already. Others, it may come as a shock to you that you can get much faster and better care for your illness by going to Emergency Care, rather than the Emergency Room. You can save a ton of money by going to Urgent care as well. ER's charge for everything under the sun, even toilet paper! 

Emergency Rooms are for people who are in dire need of help. People who have to question if their life is being threatened or have severe pain. If you have a very deep cut that is profusely bleeding, you have compromised breathing or you think you're having a heart attack (chest pain of any kind that persists), you go to the ER. Urgent Care is for basically everything else. If you have the flu,  a UTI, an insect bite or other ailment that is not threatening,  you would go to the Urgent Care. Even if you have a broken bone, you would go to Urgent Care and not the ER, because it is not life threatening. 

Often times people are not at fault and they just don't know their options, but let this guide you in the right direction, so we can prevent overcrowding and long waits in the ER for people who really need it most. 

Presented By PhysicianOne Urgent Care

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