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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is an Urgent Care Center, and How Is It Different Than an Emergency Room?
For example, X-ray facilities allow the treatment of minor fractures and foreign bodies. Minor trauma rooms also allow the repair of minor and moderate-severity lacerations in an urgent care center. However, urgent care centers aren’t equipped to manage severe or life-threatening illnesses or injuries, such as heart attack, stroke, amputation, or severe shortness of breath.
Why Should I Go to an Urgent Care Center and Not an Emergency Room or Primary Care Office?
The CDC has reported that approximately 40% of visits to hospital emergency departments are for non-urgent or semi-urgent problems (i.e., more appropriate to urgent care). These problems aggravate the overcrowded emergency departments of the country, and many would be better treated in an urgent care center.