Urgent Care

Urgent Care vs. ER

Urgent Care vs. Hospital**

There are occasions when unforeseen medical problems occur while your Primary Care Physician’s office is closed. Illness that cannot wait until the next business day, but do NOT require the full services of a hospital or emergency room, are best treated at an Urgent Care. Conditions of this nature may include:

  • Sore throat or ear aches
  • Fever
  • Minor injuries, burns, and lacerations
  • Skin infections and rashes
  • Minor fractures or broken bones
  • Backaches
  • Frequent urination or burning sensation when urinating
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Allergic reactions
  • Insect or animal bites
  • Sports injuries
  • Sinus problems or other upper respiratory infection

Call your Primary Care Physician whenever possible before seeking urgent care attention.

Additionally, Quality Care IPA members have access to a Registered Nurse through the NurseLineSM 24-hours a day,7 days a week by calling 877-365-7949

**IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1 OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.