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What's the difference between Urgent Care and Emergency Room

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It is very important to know the difference between an urgent care facility and an emergency room. Depending on the severity of your condition, the facility that you should be going to for assistance will vary.

If you have a minor condition that’s not life threatening, it is best to go to an urgent care facility. An urgent care center is also good for general medical examinations, little stitches, and x-rays. This is a good option for when you don’t have an attending physician during the weekends or you have illnesses and other minor conditions that need medical attention within 24 hours. You’ll also be able to save lots of time and money when you visit an urgent care center in your area.

If you’re dealing with severe bleeding, trauma, or signs of stroke, proceed to an emergency room as soon as possible. Emergency rooms cater to life-threatening and major conditions like dehydration and other infections that can cost a life if not attended to immediately. Although there might be a chance that you would have to wait, you will be surely attended to by the staff that is trained to handle any medical situation.

For members of the Corpus Christi and Parkdale Plaza communities, Physicians Premier ER is ready for all your emergency and urgent care needs!  Physicians Premier ER has all the services a typical emergency room at a hospital offers and the convenience in terms of time and savings of an urgent care center. Know what sets us apart here.

Physicians Premier ER is staffed with expertly trained physicians and technicians, and you’ll get the high quality service to you with absolutely no waiting time! Take advantage of our No-Wait Policy and flexible payment options.