Urgent Care or Emergency Department?
When urgent care isn’t enough, you should dial 911 or go to the emergency department for treatment.
When to Visit Urgent Care
Seek treatment at Lifespan Urgent Care if your condition isn’t an emergency.
Visit the urgent care clinic for:
- Colds and flu
- Earaches and sinus infections
- Fractures and sprains
- Animal or insect bites
- Stomach upset and diarrhea
- Minor burns
- Urinary tract infections
When to Go to the Emergency Department
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for potentially life-threatening conditions.
Go to the emergency department for:
- Trouble breathing
- Stroke symptoms
- Heart attack symptoms
- Severe abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Any other potentially life-threatening condition
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, go directly to the emergency department.