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Is an Urgent Care Facility Like the ER?

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When you need specialized care, do you find an urgent care center or go to your trusted doctor? A life-threatening emergency of course necessitates a trip to the hospital, especially after hours. But for other, less pressing concerns, it does make sense to seek medical care from a doctor you know and trust, and who knows you and your body’s idiosyncrasies.

What is Urgent Care?

An urgent care clinic is not quite an emergency room. It is a walk-in center for illnesses or injuries that need immediate attention, but are not so severe as to require a trip to the emergency room. For reference, a heart attack, uncontrollable bleeding from a wound, extreme fever, or pre

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