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Urgent care

Get fast, convenient care for you and your family.

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Feeling under the weather, but your doctor isn’t in? We’re here for you. OptumCare urgent care providers include doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They’re trained for urgent situations. You don’t need an appointment and most locations offer extended hours.

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Urgent care or the ER — where do you go?

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Primary care

Your primary care doctor is your main doctor, who will take care of most of your health care needs. 

See your primary care doctor for: 

  • Checkups
  • Preventive care
  • Shots
  • Basic health concerns; colds, flu or minor injuries
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Urgent care

Seek urgent care if you can't reach your primary care doctor or it is after hours. 

Go to urgent care for:

  • Minor cuts
  • Burns
  • Sinus infections
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Coughs
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary tract infections
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Emergency room (ER)

Only go to the ER for life-threatening health problems. 

Go to the ER for:

  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Bleeding that won't stop
  • Poisoning
  • Major injuries
  • Sudden numbness in the arms and face
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If you're not sure whether it's a true emergency, dial 911. 

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