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Urgent care or the ER — where do you go?
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:
- Preventive care
- Basic health concerns; colds, flu or minor injuries
Seek urgent care if you can't reach your primary care doctor or it is after hours.
Go to urgent care for:
- Minor cuts
- Sinus infections
- Muscle sprains or strains
- Sore throat
- Skin rashes
- Urinary tract infections
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
- Major injuries
- Sudden numbness in the arms and face
If you're not sure whether it's a true emergency, dial 911.