What about the emergency room?
If you believe your medical emergency is a condition that’s serious, or could cause death or permanent injury if not treated quickly, go to the emergency room. These conditions could include:
- Chest pain with dizziness, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath or pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm.
- Loss of consciousness or vision.
- Poisoning or suspected drug overdose.
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Stroke symptoms.
- Traumatic injury to the head, neck or abdomen.
The chart below illustrates the types of injuries and illnesses that can be addressed at two different levels of care:
|Urgent Care||Emergency Room|
|Fever||Fever with stiff neck|
|Strain, sprains and breaks||Open fractures and dislocated joints|
|Cut||Laceration with persistent bleeding|
|Minor burn||Serious burn|
|Vomiting and diarrhea||Severe abdominal pain or intestinal bleeding|
|Allergies||Severe allergic reaction|
|Scrapes and bruises||Seizure|
Not sure which to choose?
We can help! HonorHealth Complete Care is the greater Phoenix area’s first combined emergency room and urgent care under one roof. This approach not only takes the guesswork out of which type of care to seek when you are unwell or injured, but it also makes care more affordable by avoiding the higher cost of an emergency room if your or your loved ones only require urgent care. Board-certified physicians and advanced practitioners will determine the level of care you need.
With all the convenience of an urgent care and the medical expertise of an emergency room, you never have to choose between exceptional service and exceptional treatment. From fevers to fractures, sprains to broken bones, or chest pains to shortness of breath, we have you covered.