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Guide to Accessing Health Care

When should I go to an urgent care facility?

Urgent care provides treatment of injuries or illnesses that are not life-threatening but need immediate attention.

Typical complaints that are appropriate for urgent care include:

  • Lacerations (deep cuts or wounds that may require stitches)
  • Sprains, strains or contusions (deep bruises)
  • Mild to moderate asthma attacks
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Coughs and congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throats
  • Insect bites
  • Rashes

When should I go to an emergency department?

If you or someone else experiences a life-threatening illness or injury, call
9-1-1 to get professional help immediately.

Examples of life threatening symptoms include:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Broken bones
  • Partial or total amputation of a limb
  • Trauma or injury to the head
  • Sudden dizziness or difficulty seeing
  • Severe abdominal pain

Contact Information

(702) 759-1000

Updated on: October 28, 2020

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