Which Provider Type is Right for You?

Unsure of which provider type is best suited to handle your medical care right now? Our guide below can help you determine where to go.

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1 or seek the nearest emergency room.

Your primary care provider (PCP) is generally the best place to seek non-emergency medical care. Your PCP knows your medical history and is typically your most affordable option for care.

  • Minor illnesses
  • Preventative care
  • Routine checkups
  • Ongoing medications
  • Chronic conditions

Urgent care centers can handle medical care after hours and during weekends. They’re also able to handle many non-life-threatening cases.

  • Minor illnesses/injuries
  • Possible broken bones
  • Sports injuries

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Seek emergency care for life-threatening situations and serious symptoms.

  • Serious injury
  • Difficulty breathing or choking
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Difficulty speaking, drooping face or numbness of limbs
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Severe bleeding or burns

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