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Walk-In Doctor’s Office vs ER [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on Wed, Sep 16, 2015

How do you know when it’s better to go to an urgent care center versus the ER? Believe it or not, there are plenty of reasons for visiting urgent care over the emergency room. eMedical walk-in doctor’s office provides complete urgent care and occupational health services delivered by board-certified emergency physicians, family physicians and internists working with highly trained radiology techs and medical assistants.

Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Differences:

Walk-In Doctor’s Office / Urgent Care Center:

• Flu or Cold, Fever, Headaches, and Chills • Sprains and Strains • Cuts Requiring Stitches • Minor Burns including Sun Burns • UTI • Immunizations (such as flu shots) • Foreign Objects in the Eye • Pink Eye • Ear Ache • Rash • Broken Bones • After-Hours Care • Annual Exams

Emergency Room

• Severe Abdominal pain • Major Trauma or Accident • Major Laceration with Uncontrollable Bleeding • Severe Burns • Shortness of Breath • Loss of Consciousness • Heart Attack or Chest Pain • Stroke • Compound Fracture The average urgent care visit costs patients $70-125 for basic care, with additional costs added for shots, x-rays, and labs. The average emergency room visit costs over $1,000. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the total average ER wait time is roughly 2 hours, whereas urgent care centers are able to see walk-in patients within 15-45 minutes. At eMedical, we pledge that, on average, you’ll be seen by one of our professional providers within 30 minutes.

Get Medical Treatment Right Away

After work, or on weekends, we‘re here. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis without appointment. Our convenient hours are designed to fit your schedule. Learn more about our services and how we can treat you by calling our location in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey (908) 464-6700, or Middletown, New Jersey (732) 957-0707. Feel better knowing we’re here.

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