ER or Urgent Care

Is it an emergency?

Call 911 or go to the ER immediately if:

Someone could die or be permanently disabled. (This includes unborn babies.)

Emergencies include:

  • Severe chest pain that lasts longer than two minutes
  • Having trouble breathing
  • A broken bone that’s poking through the skin
  • A baby under 3 months old with a fever
  • Heavy, uncontrollable bleeding
  • Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Poisoning
  • Serious head, neck or back injury
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Severe pain in the belly
  • Stroke symptoms  (e.g. loss of vision, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred speech, or confusion)
  • Wanting to kill yourself or another person

Come see us at CityHealth if:

You can wait more than 24 hours to get help, but your medical condition isn’t life-threatening.

Non-emergencies include:

  • Accidents and falls
  • Sprains and strains
  • Moderate back problems
  • Breathing difficulties (i.e. mild to moderate asthma)
  • Bleeding/cuts — not bleeding a lot but requiring stitches
  • Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever or flu
  • Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
  • Severe sore throat or cough
  • Minor broken bones and fractures (i.e. fingers, toes)
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Urinary tract infections