WHEN TO GO TO AN URGENT CARE CENTER VS. THE EMERGENCY ROOM
IF YOU HAVE A LIFE THREATENING MEDICAL EMERGENCY, DIAL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.
If you encounter an unexpected urgent medical need that is not life threatening, consider visiting Healthline Urgent Care. In most situations, you can save time and money by going to our Urgent Care instead of an ER.
When you have a fever, you shouldn’t have to sweat it out in the ER where you may have to wait hours and spend hundreds of dollars for your care. Our Urgent Care’s extended hours of operation allow us to accommodate you much more quickly in a less stressful and cost effective manner.
Healthline Medical Group has added two digital technologies to help reduce cost and shorten your office visit waiting time:
2. Digital X-rays
NextPen: Healthline Medical Group has implemented the use of digital pens referred to as the NextPen. This allows for a much more efficient digital transfer of the patient’s history and data entry into the electronic health record system via an electronic means.
Digital X-rays: Reduce radiation exposure to the patient and are therefore safer.
Faster Processing Time, no x-ray film development
Electronic transfer of image data to the radiologist and/or consultant
CD-ROM with digital image data can be given to the patient eliminating unnecessary duplication of X-rays.
If you are unsure about whether to visit an Emergency Room or an Urgent Care center, please call your primary care doctor for guidance. If you are unable to contact your personal physician, please feel free to call (818-997-7711), or message us via our KLARA texting communication tool at Healthline Medical Group at your convenience.
COMMON REASONS TO VISIT AN URGENT CARE CENTER:
- Allergic reactions
- Animal and insect bites
- Broken bones
- Colds, coughs, sore throats
- Ear and eye infections
- Fever and flu-like systems
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Minor burns
- Sprains and strains
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting and diarrhea
COMMON REASONS TO VISIT AN EMERGENCY ROOM:
- Chest Pain
- Major head injury
- Other major trauma
- Severe bleeding
- Severe difficulty breathing
- Life Threatening Illnesses
- Severe Allergic Reaction