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When should I go to the Emergency Center?
Whether you call it the Emergency Center, the emergency room, or “the ER,” it’s the place to go when you or a loved one is sick or hurt. At Regions Hospital Emergency Center, you’ll find a team of caring, experienced professionals ready to help you, 24 hours a day.
What’s the difference between the Emergency Center and Urgent Care?
You might think they’re the same, but there are some important differences.
You should come to the Emergency Center if something sudden or unexpected happens and you need attention right away. Things like chest pain, shortness of breath, severe stomach pains, bleeding you can’t stop, or pregnancy-related emergencies. The Emergency Center can handle the most serious injuries and illnesses.
Urgent Care clinics take care of minor injuries and conditions that aren’t life-threatening, like broken bones, small burns, muscle sprains, ear infections and sore throats. You may also want to go to urgent care if your regular doctor isn’t available, or if you think you need care soon, at night, or on a weekend or holiday.
Call 911 immediately if you need emergency care.
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