When to Go to an Urgent Care Center

When to Go to an Urgent Care Center

There are times when mild illnesses or injuries occur after office hours or on weekends. For those situations that require immediate medical attention but don’t need an emergency room, BayCare offers local Urgent Care Centers in communities throughout Tampa Bay. Our Urgent Care Centers give patients convenient, professional medical care by licensed medical providers seven days a week. Walk-ins are always welcome.

When do use Urgent Care or Emergency Room

Urgent Care

  •   Allergies
  •   Colds/flu/fever
  •   Ear pain/infection
  •   Insect bites 
  •   Minor asthma
  •   Minor cuts/burns
  •   Rashes
  •   Sprains/strains/simple fractures
  •   Sore throat/cough
  •   Urinary tract infections 

Emergency Room

  • Chest pain/discomfort
  •   High fever
  •   Shock
  •   Severe burns/cuts
  •   Severe headaches
  •   Severe trauma/injuries
  •   Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  •   Sudden paralysis/slurred speech
  •   Unconsciousness
  •   Uncontrollable bleeding
  •   Visible fractures

Locate a BayCare Urgent Care Center

Find a BayCare Urgent Care Center near you or call (855) 252-8453 for more information.