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Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

October 24, 2017 by AtlantisUrgentCare0
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Accidents are unpredictable and can occur at a moment’s notice. When an accident happens, it can be difficult to know what to do. It’s hard enough to just stay calm! As a society we have been trained since childhood to rush to the emergency room. However, depending on the severity of the injury this may not be the best option.

Urgent care centers are facilities that function similarly to a primary care office, expect there is no appointment necessary and they have extended after care hours. They are trained to treat non-life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention. Emergency Rooms visits should be reserved for true emergencies, such as chest pain and severe injuries. In general, an emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger the life of an individual.

Deciding which symptoms indicate a need for the emergency department versus the urgent care can be challenging. A general rule of thumb is that if the condition is non-life threatening, and will not permanently impair or endanger your life if not treated immediately, then an urgent care facility may be appropriate.

Remember, ER visits should be reserved for true emergencies, such as chest pain and severe injuries. Seemingly small injuries and illnesses can be examined by urgent care physicians. If greater care is needed, staff will direct patients to the proper healthcare provider, or, if it is a true emergency, they will transfer patients directly to a hospital emergency room for further treatment.

Remember if an accident occurs where the person is having difficulty breathing, is unresponsive, or is unconscious please call 9-1-1.

Atlantis Urgent Care is a state of the art medical facility located on Highway A1A in Indian Harbor Beach. We strive to provide the best healthcare in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Our goal is to have you in and out in less than an hour.

Why wait in the Emergency Room? Emergency Rooms can be costly and time-consuming. Atlantis Urgent Care provides many of the same services as Emergency Rooms in a fast, convenient, professional environment. Also, you’ll find Atlantis to be less expensive than Emergency Rooms

Our highly qualified staff will give you confidence and peace of mind in your time of need. We strive to exceed your expectations, providing timely service with a friendly smile. You can expect cutting-edge care, compassionate medical teams and the convenience you deserve. Open late seven days a week with after-hours care until 7 pm (Sunday 10am-5pm).

Whether you have minor emergencies, work-related injuries, or simply need a physical, Atlantis Urgent Care will suit your needs. Open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Sunday 10am-5pm), Atlantis Urgent Care has you covered.

Remember if an accident occurs where the person is having difficulty breathing, is unresponsive, or is unconscious please call 9-1-1.


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