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Urgent care is there when you need it 

Feeling sick but your doctor isn’t in? We’re here for you. Urgent care providers include doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They’re trained for urgent situations. You don’t need an appointment and most locations offer extended hours. 

When to visit urgent care

Visit urgent care* for a wide range of concerns, including: 

  • Broken bones  
  • Coughs, colds, sore throats, flu and most fevers  
  • Mild shortness of breath  
  • Minor cuts and burns  
  • Muscle sprains or strains  
  • Pain when urinating  
  • Sinus infections  
  • Skin rashes  
  • Stomach pain  
  • Vomiting    

Where to go for care

Here’s how to get the care you need, at the right time and in the right place.

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Primary care doctor

Your primary care doctor will care for most of your health care needs. This includes checkups, shots and minor illnesses and injuries. 

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Urgent care

Go to urgent care if you can’t reach your primary care doctor or if it’s after hours and if you don’t have a true emergency. 

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Call 911

If you’re not sure you’re having a true emergency, call 911. The person answering the phone will help you decide what you should do next. 

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Emergency room (ER)

Go to the ER for life-threatening health problems. This includes chest pain, trouble breathing and major illnesses and injuries.  

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Virtual visits

If you’re worried about leaving your home to visit urgent care, see if you can have a virtual visit.

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*Urgent care services vary by location. Check with your doctor’s office or health plan for specific information.