Illness and injuries often appear suddenly. When these situations occur there are two options for care: urgent care and emergency care. It can be confusing to decide what kind of care to seek out. The differences between these two services are not immediately apparent since they both imply immediate medical attention. That is why we want to share information so you can make the best decision based on your situation Choosing the right care could save your life, your wallet, and your time.

Time for Urgent Care

Urgent care clinics are for when you become sick or injured, your regular doctor isn’t available, and you can’t wait for an appointment. Urgent care medical professionals are equipped to respond to non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Situations to use urgent care include:

  • Minor Broken Bones
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Minor Cuts
  • Pink Eye
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Ear Infection
  • Rash
  • Sore Throat
  • Insect Bits
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sprains
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Time for Emergency Care

Emergency care is always the choice in life or limb threatening situations, and when the situation may require advance treatments like immediate surgery. These facilities are always open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Symptoms best taken to an emergency room include:

  • Confusion
  • Head Injury
  • Coughing Blood
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Sudden Vision Changes
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Uncontrollable Bleeding Severe Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Drug Overdoses
  • Severe Cuts or Burns

Family Health Care of Siouxland Urgent Care Advantage

Our comprehensive team of physicians, nursing, lab and x-ray staff are here for you evenings, weekends and even holidays. New patients are welcome and no appointment is necessary. We have three convenient locations throughout Siouxland. When it’s urgent enough that it just can’t wait, your first choice is Family Health Care of Siouxland – Urgent Care.

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