ER vs Dr: Is it an emergency?
Deciding whether your illness or injury is a true emergency can be hard when you feel sick or are in pain. While the hospital's emergency department (ER) is prepared for every kind of medical emergency, LGH Urgent Care Centers provide treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries. See below for more information about when to visit the ER versus when to visit an urgent care clinic.
Remember for a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.
If you are seriously ill or injured, it may be safer to be transported by ambulance.