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Emergency & Urgent Care

Should I Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

If you’re experiencing a serious injury or life-threatening emergency, call 911. The emergency room is your best choice for symptoms like:

  • Chest pain and symptoms of heart attack
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Bleeding injuries
  • Major injuries, especially head injuries
  • Serious burns
  • Broken bones
  • Poisoning
  • Major allergic reactions

Urgent Care Saves Time & Money

For conditions that aren’t serious, urgent care is faster and more cost effective than the emergency room. Walk into one of our convenient locations—no appointment is needed. You can get care for routine illnesses and injuries, such as:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Earaches
  • Bladder/vaginal infections
  • Mild asthma flare-ups
  • Minor lacerations
  • Back pain
  • Stomach problems
  • Joint pains
  • Sprains/strains
  • Rashes

We’ll check you over and, if needed, perform basic tests and X-rays and write prescriptions. And because you’re part of our PIH Health community, you can be referred to other specialists if your condition requires it. 

Wait Times

Urgent Care Center hours are 10 am to 8 pm every day.






About our wait times

The Urgent Care Centers see all patients in order of arrival with the occasional exception of a patient who must be seen immediately. Please understand that you will be seen as soon as possible.

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