Do you know the difference between an Emergency Room and an Urgent Care Center? Unfortunately, many individuals do not.
Many people may be flocking to Urgent Care Centers to get treated for emergencies because the news about ER overcrowding and related problems. But this can be very dangerous; even life threatening.
Urgent Care Centers are categorized as a type of walk-in clinic focused on the delivery of ambulatory care. They primarily treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but that are not considered serious or life-threatening.
Dr. Henry Higgins joins Dr. Leigh to help clear the confusion between these important medical facilities. He discusses when you should go to an emergency room rather than a free-standing clinic.