Urgent vs. Emergency Care

The emergency room was created to treat life-threatening emergencies. There are many people who use the ER as urgent care without realizing it.

If you are unsure if you should visit the ER or an urgent care, call us at (561) 263-7010.

These are just a few of the conditions and symptoms that qualify as medical emergencies:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or changes in vision
  • Difficulty speaking, altered mental status of confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Serious burns
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy