When to Visit Urgent Care

You should only use urgent care if it is appropriate for your medical need. Common reasons for urgent care visits include:

  • Cold or flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Fever or chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sore throat or cough
  • Sprains
  • Urinary tract infections  

We recommend that you follow up with your primary care physician on all services provided through Urgent Care.

When Not to Visit Urgent Care

  • If you have a medical emergency, such as a sudden onset of severe pain, bleeding or  chest pains, go immediately to the nearest emergency room for care.
  • If your visit is to treat a possible work-related injury, please check with your employer for the most appropriate physician referral.
  • If the purpose of your visit is to receive a return-to-work clearance, please see your primary care physician.
  • For all matters that may require legal or police involvement, please go to the emergency room for the most appropriate assessment and treatment.
    Medication refills should be obtained from your primary care physician and not through urgent care. You must see your primary care physician to obtain referrals for other services, as urgent care physicians cannot write referrals.