Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Need to Know
St. Luke’s Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics provide medical treatment of illnesses or injuries that require immediate attention but are not life-threatening. Patients who can’t get in immediately to see their primary care doctor, don’t have a doctor, or are visiting from out of town can walk in for medical care and avoid a trip to the emergency department.
To receive the most appropriate medical care, it’s important to know the difference between urgency and emergency.
Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics
Choose an Urgent Care or Walk-in Clinic when your condition requires immediate attention but is not life-threatening, such as:
Call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency department for life-threatening conditions, such as:
To receive the most appropriate medical care, it's important to know the difference between an urgent medical need and an emergency situation.