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Alternative To The Emergency Room

When To Visit FirstCall Medical Center vs. ER

It’s important to note that FirstCall Medical Center is an urgent care center that is equipped to treat all non-life-threatening conditions. Please refer to the symptom guide below to determine when to seek medical attention with us at FirstCall compared to the emergency room.

Visit FirstCall

Visit the E.R

  • Minor cuts and lacerations that may require stitches
  • Sprains, strains, or minor fractures
  • Minor burns
  • Ear or sinus pain
  • Mild allergic reactions, such as rashes or hives
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Migraines and headaches
  •  Respiratory infections
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Signs of stroke
  • Severe head injuries
  • Loss of consciousness or fainting
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Deep wounds or life-threatening injuries
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Severe eye injuries or sudden loss of vision

Save Yourself a Trip to the Emergency Room

Are you suffering from an injury or illness that is too urgent to schedule an appointment for a later date but not so life-threatening to receive immediate treatment at the ER? Lucky for you, FirstCall Medical Center is available to help!

The emergency room’s number one priority is to save lives. Patients in life-threatening states take precedence in the ER, which is why patients with minor injuries ultimately have to wait longer. The emergency room is effective at treating all patients, however, it is not uncommon for patients with painful, non-life-threatening injuries to wait hours before receiving treatment. At FirstCall Medical Center, our number one priority is to treat our patients’ non-life-threatening afflictions in a timely manner.

Receive Same-Day Care at FirstCall Medical Center

Our highly-trained staff has the experience and diligence to care for patients promptly and professionally. Our urgent care centers are located across all of Anne Arundel County and have convenient hours for all patients. Find your nearest FirstCall Medical Center location here!

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff, you can call us at (410)-694-7999 or simply walk-in to your nearest location. 

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