Urgent care vs Emergency care

Do you need the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Receive the Medical Care You Need Now

Experiencing an unexpected health concern can be stressful. Knowing where the best place toreceive care during an unanticipated situation can save you money, time, and stress!Emergency Rooms are meant for life-threatening emergencies. Unless you are experiencing areal emergency, the ER can be expensive and time-consuming. There are other optionsavailable to receive the care you need, even when you require attention right away.

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you or someone else is:

  • Experiencing Extreme Pain or Bleeding
  • Suspects A Bone is Broken
  • Having Difficulty or Unable to Breathe
  • Experiencing Severe Chest Pain
  • Just Had a Seizure or Passed Out
  • Recently Ingested Poison
  • Suddenly Confused
  • Coughing or Throwing Up Blood
  • Having a Serious Allergic Reaction
  • Experiencing a High Fever that doesn’t Go Away with Medicine
  • Profusely Vomiting or Having Diarrhea
  • Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
  • Suddenly Weak on One Side of the Body

If you're experiencing a medical problem that is not an emergency:

  1. Call your Primary Care Provider: When you first experience a non-emergent health issue, contact your primary doctor. If their office is open, your doctor or a nurse can instruct you on their recommendations for the type of care you need. They may be able to even see you in their office the same day.

  2. Call 24/7 Nurse Line: Many insurance providers or doctor offices have a 24/7 nurse on-call to help you determine what type of care will best help you.

  3. Go to an Urgent Health Clinic: When you need to receive medical attention right away for a non-emergent health concern, we offer urgent care offices that are open Friday - Sunday in Goshen and New Windsor, NY.

Urgent care clinics can treat/provide:

  • Sprains or Strains
  • X-Rays
  • Animal Bites
  • Minor Allergic Reactions
  • Mild Asthma
  • Cleaning Moderate Wounds and Stitches
  • Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
  • Moderate Sore Throats and Coughs
  • Moderate Fevers
  • Back or Neck Pain
  • Fractures to Fingers or Toes
  • Rashes and Minor Burns
  • Ear, Eye, or Sinus Pain
  • Vaccinations

Save real emergencies for the ER and use our urgent health clinics for other immediate health concerns.

Urgent Care offices generally provide less expensive services than the emergency room and typically can see you faster than an ER. When in doubt, contact a medical provider (primary doctor, on-call nurse, urgent care office), describe your symptoms, and ask their recommendation for where you should seek care.