The emergency room plays a very important function when it comes to healthcare, however, deciding whether a visit to the ER is the best option can be a little tricky, especially when you or your child is sick or injured and your general practitioner’s office is closed. Oftentimes, people will end up in the emergency room when going to an urgent care NYC center is the better option.
Many people don’t even think of going to an urgent care facility because they aren’t exactly sure when it’s appropriate to take advantage of urgent care services. It is important to keep in mind that when in doubt, head to your nearest emergency room. However, emergency care is not a cost effective way to treat every condition. So what exactly is the difference between the two?
The ER is set up to provide quick medical attention at any time, particularly concerning life or limb threatening conditions. It is, obviously, for emergencies. Some of the most common medical emergencies that warrant a visit to the emergency room include:
• Chest pains or any signs of a heart attack
• Difficulty breathing
• Bleeding that will not stop
• Any sudden change in mental status or thoughts of harming yourself or others
• Loss of consciousness
• Neck, spine or head injury
• Consumption of a poisonous substance
Urgent care, on the other hand, is for emergency illness or injury that needs immediate attention but isn’t life threatening. Here are some of the most common reasons to visit an urgent care NYC facility like Medhattan:
• Minor trauma (like a bad sprain), minor fracture or possible broken bone
• Flu-like symptoms
• Sports injuries/shoulder dislocation
• Non-emergency wound care
• Allergic reactions
• Confidential STD/HIV testing
• Gynecological care
• Minor burns
• Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Vising Medhattan for any of your urgent care needs will not only save time and money, we also provide quick and attentive emergency medical care from some of the city’s best ER physicians. Our clinic is a quiet and upscale setting, away from the hustle and bustle of an emergency room or other clinic, and our medical care comes at a fraction of the price of a visit to any emergency room.
Medhattan provides a comfortable and relaxing setting for emergency medical care using the latest technology coupled with an old fashioned bedside manner for emergency medical care that’s customized to each patient’s needs. We are a fully equipped medical center with on-site labs, Sonogram, EKG and more. We also have rooms and facilities dedicated to pediatric care so your little one can feel as comfortable as possible during a visit.
Our upscale urgent care NYC clinic is located right in the heart of downtown Manhattan and is open to walk-ins 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday and on weekends. We also accept most major insurance plans as well as offer competitive self-pay rates if you are uninsured or out of network.