When illness or injury occurs, it’s important to know where to go for care. Your primary care physician should always be your first point of contact for most medical problems. You get the most efficient care because they know you and your medical history. In an emergency, always call 9-1-1. 



Primary Care Office
Primary Care Office

  • Best choice
  • Knows you and your health
  • Available to call 24/7


 

Urgent Care Facilities
Urgent Care Facilities

  • If your doctor can’t see you and your condition can’t wait
  • Extended and weekend hours


 

Hospital Emergency Rooms
Hospital Emergency Rooms

  • Life-threatening problems

Examples:
– Sudden chest pain
– Sudden numbness in face, arm, or leg
– Seizures
– Inability to breathe
– Sudden severe headache
– Severe abdominal pain

  • Call 911