Emergency Care vs. Illness/Injury Visit:
A Handy Guide to Getting the Care You Need
We've all been there: You're cutting an avocado when suddenly, the knife slips past the stone, through the soft fruit, straight into your hand. You’re not sure how bad the cut is, whether or not you’ll need stitches, or where to turn for help. Do you head to the nearest urgent care clinic, call your primary care provider, or book it to the emergency room?
Deciding where to go in a sudden medical situation can be scary and confusing, so we're breaking down your options — plus when to go where — below.