If you need care fast and your PCP is unavailable, try a network urgent care center, which will be faster and less expensive than the ER.
An urgent care center is prepared to treat things like:
- Sore throats
- Small cuts
- Minor infections
- Minor broken bones (e.g., finger)
If you have a medical or life-threatening or limb-threatening emergency dial 911 immediately.
Seek immediate attention at an ER for:
- Chest pain
- Sudden weakness or trouble talking
- Difficulty breathing
- Spinal injuries
- Severe head injury
- Major broken bones
- Major burns
- Sudden change in vision
- Heavy bleeding
- Large open wounds
*How We Calculate Your ER or Urgent Care Wait—Centura Health ER and urgent care wait times represent a six-hour rolling average, updated every 15 minutes. Wait times are defined as the time between when you check in at the front desk until the time you’re greeted by a qualified, assigned medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and seen in priority order based on presenting complaints and reason for visit. A qualified medical professional is defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), a Physician Assistant (PA) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).