Emergency Care

When treating an emergency, time is of the essence. Debating whether or not to risk going to an emergency room during a heart attack, stroke or other health emergency—waiting even a few extra minutes—could be harmful.

A boy holds an arrow-shaped sign that says "ER?" while standing next to a girl who is holding a sign that says "Urgent Care?"

ER vs. Urgent Care

Choosing between an ER and urgent care can often be very confusing, especially if you find yourself suddenly ill or injured. Learn more about when to visit an emergency room and when to visit an urgent care.