Emergency Department or Urgent Care – How to Make the Right Choice

  • by Barbara Tiplady
  • August 11, 2021
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

Emergency Department or Urgent Care - How to Make the Right Choice

It’s Saturday afternoon and you sprain your ankle playing ball with the kids. Or maybe your child has a rash that’s spreading. Do you visit urgent care or the hospital emergency department? Urgent Care and Emergency Department both imply there is a medical situation that needs to be addressed quickly, which can be confusing about where and when to go.

Making the right choice on where to receive care can save your life, save time and is cost effective. 

Emergency departments specialize in managing catastrophic illnesses and trauma injuries.

An urgent care is a convenient option if your regular physician is unavailable or unable to offer a timely appointment. Or, when illness strikes outside of regular office hours.

When to call 9.1.1.

If symptoms arise suddenly and you believe that a life is in jeopardy, call 9.1.1. Calling 9.1.1. allows emergency medical services to begin lifesaving treatment upon arrival and to continue while en route to the hospital.

Halifax Health is pleased to offer ExpressCare – A Halifax Health Walk-in Clinic with locations in Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach Shores. ExpressCare offers access to affordable and high-quality care for non-emergency medical conditions, illnesses and injuries.

New locations in Deltona and Port Orange opening November 2021.

For more information about ExpressCare, please visit Halifax Health ExpressCare

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