Urgent Care or ER?

On a Saturday afternoon, you slip while mopping the floor. You know you need to be seen but don’t know whether to go to Urgent Care or the ER.   Knowing when and where to go is important so Farrell Insurance Associate Inc. wants to help Lansdale, PA residents prepare for the unexpected.

Choose Urgent Care in Situations Like These

It would be convenient if an injury or illness happened between the hours of 8-5 Monday through Friday, but often times things happen at night, on weekends, or during holidays.  Urgent care centers have extended hours and are open during most holidays.  They can fill in the gap when your doctor is not available and are a good option if your concern is not life-threatening or severe.  Examples of illnesses or injuries that you might lead you to go to urgent care are

  • Headaches
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Mild Fevers
  • Minor Back Pain

Choose the Emergency Room in Situations Like These

When other illnesses come into play or the injuries are more severe you may be best served by going to the ER.  If you have rare or chronic conditions that could cause illness or injury to become complicated an ER that you are familiar with may be the best place to go.  Some illness or injuries that might lead you to ER include

  • Fainting/Loss of Consciousness
  • Head Injury
  • Chest Pain
  • Deep Lacerations
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Severe Burns

Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents

When you go to the emergency room it would probably be a good idea to bring a list of your current medications and allergies.  Farrell Insurance Associate Inc. knows that you may have more questions so they want Lansdale, PA resident to know they can call or email.