Do I need the Emergency Room?
Knowing the difference between choosing urgent care vs emergent care is important. Only you can decide what’s right for you or your family. However, these items below can help you make an informed decision, should you need help, medically.
Conditions in red below, are generally considered for ER visits. Those in black text are usually suitable for Urgent Care services like RedMed.
Urgent Care vs. Emergent Care (ER)
Wheezing or Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
Cold or flu symptoms / Severe chest pain
Allergic Reaction (Rash) / Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock)
Bicycle injury / Motor vehicle injury
Broken bones or sprains / Broken bones protruding through the skin
Headaches / Head injury
Eye irritation / Eye injury or sudden vision changes
Painful urination / Severe back pain
Constipation / Severe Abdominal Pain
Nausea or vomiting / Seizures
Minor cuts or burns / Major cuts or burns