If your condition is not urgent, such as a sore throat or congestion, call your primary care physician to see if you can schedule a same-day appointment.
For conditions that can’t wait, but are not severe, such as cuts or deep scrapes, go to urgent care. You can often get care faster and at a lower cost than if you went to the emergency department.
For conditions that are severe or life-threatening, go to the emergency department. Specialists are ready to give you the care you need for symptoms such as chest pain, severe abdominal pain, or blurred vision.Learn more