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When To Visit the ER vs. Urgent Care

You should always visit an emergency room (ER) for immediate assistance when a life-threatening medical issue occurs. However, an urgent care setting is an excellent and more appropriate alternative for pressing health concerns that are not life-threatening, such as a high fever. Dr. Dan Hoyumpa and the urgent care professionals at Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio, TX are here to provide the prompt medical attention you need when emergency care is not necessary.
 

Emergency Care
 

Emergency care is necessary whenever someone is facing a life-threatening situation in which a lack of immediate treatment could potentially result in death. Visit the nearest hospital emergency room whenever immediate medical attention is needed. Examples of situations that call for emergency care include:
 

  • Profuse bleeding
  • Chest pain
  • Head injuries
  • Heart attack
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood

Urgent Care
 

Urgent care is best for treating pressing health concerns that require prompt treatment but are not life-threatening. At our San Antonio clinic, urgent care is available for children and adults Monday through Saturday. We have access to essential medical equipment, diagnostic tools, and more for diagnosing and treating a wide range of health issues.
 

Examples of health issues that we treat in our urgent care setting include:
 

  • High fevers
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Diarrhea or dehydration
  • Mild to moderate lacerations
  • Mild to moderate burns
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Allergic reactions, such as hives or rashes
  • Urinary tract infections

Urgent care services are also available for sinus infections, congestion, persistent coughs, sore throats, ear pain, and eye irritations. Conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or back pain can be treated in our urgent care setting, as well.
 

An urgent care setting is the best place to go when you need prompt medical attention but are not facing a life-threatening situation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoyumpa or to learn more about our urgent care services, call Texan Family Clinic in San Antonio at (210) 562-3125.


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