Urgent Care, Virtual Visits, or Emergency Room

When an emergency strikes, make sure you know where to go for care. This checklist is a quick guide for common emergencies. If the situation is life threatening, call 911 or go to the emergency room. (Download printable version of this chart.)

header left-column-3 Abdominal Pain If pain is severe, go to the ER. Allergic reaction that causesdifficulty swallowing (or call 911) Animal or insect bites Asthma attack (mild) Asthma attack (severe) (or call 911) Broken bone For penetrating or foreign body,go to the ER. Burns If severe, go to the ER. Chest pain (severe) (or call 911) Concussion If loss of consciousness, go to the ER. Coughs Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting If vomiting blood, go to the ER. Dizziness If you are over the age of 65,go to the ER. Eye irritation or redness For penetrating or foreign body,go to the ER.
header 2 right-column-3 Fever If very young infant or adult has fever of 105-plus degrees, go to the ER. Headache If severe, go to the ER. Numbness in arm or leg, difficultyspeaking, face drooping Pregnant + minor symptoms If you have bleeding or abdominal pain, go to the ER. Rashes Seizure (without an epilepsy diagnosis) Sinus pain Shortness of breath If severe, go to the ER or call 911. Sore Throat If child, go to urgent care. Sprained ankle Urinary tract/bladder infections Minor wounds/laceration If uncontrolled bleeding, go to the ER.