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When to Go to Urgent Care

Urgent Care in Laurel, MDFirst and foremost, the emergency room is meant for life-threatening emergencies and are fully equipped to handle any type of medical emergency.  Emergency rooms are located at most hospitals and are open 24/7.

Many emergency room visits are patients who are facing non-life threatening emergencies that could’ve been treated at an urgent care center.

Urgent care centers bridge the gap between a costly visit to the emergency room, and waiting weeks or months for a visit with your primary care physician.

Urgent care centers are staffed with physicians who specialize in treating acute illnesses and minor injuries and have longer hours than a typical doctor’s office.

When you need immediate medical care but you don’t have time to see your doctor and you want to skip the wait and cost of the emergency room, you can visit FirstCall Medical Center for medical conditions such as:

  • Influenza (The Flu)
  • The Common Cold
  • Coughs
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sore/Strep Throat
  • High Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Pains
  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Bruises

When you visit FirstCall Medical Center, you will be treated by one of our physicians who will help you start feeling better faster.  We provide digital x-rays and lab testing all under one roof, so you don’t have the hassle of driving around town to get the care you need.

If you are facing an emergency, use your best judgement when it comes to choosing where to receive medical care.  If your medical condition isn’t a life-threatening emergency, consider visiting FirstCall Urgent care to save time and money!