Know When to Go

Should you go to Urgent Care or ER? Check out the information below to learn symptoms that will help you determine which option is best! Holzer has several locations offering urgent care and emergency services.

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ER or 911: "I feel like I need medical care now and do not feel safe to wait. It is a serious or life-threatening injury!"

Conditions include:

  • Broken bone(s)
  • First time seizure
  • Chest pain/pressure
  • Vomiting blood
  • Deep open wound(s)
  • Severe & sudden pain
  • Severe burn or bleeding
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Sudden difficulty breathing
  • Sudden dizziness or weakness
  • Sudden change in vision
  • Sudden loss in coordination or balance

Urgent Care: "I feel like I need medical care today but feel safe to wait for a few hours because my provider is unavailable." OR "I was directed to go to Urgent Care."

Conditions include:

  • Migraine/headache
  • Infections
  • Minor injuries
  • Accidents/falls
  • Fever over 101.5
  • Broken fingers/toes
  • Animal or insect bites
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Cold/flu symptoms
  • Nausea & vomiting

Primary Care: "I feel like I need medical care but feel safe to wait for one or two days."

Conditions include:

  • Rash
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Medication refills/questions
  • Runny nose
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness screenings
  • Chronic aches & pains
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