When to Visit an Urgent Care Center Vs. ER

It can be difficult to decide whether you can get the care you need at a nearby urgent care center or if you require emergency treatment. We can help you with that decision.

At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care, our teams are experienced in both emergency medicine and providing care for everyday illnesses. We’re experts at diagnosing and treating a variety of symptoms, viruses, conditions and minor injuries.

Our goal is to find the right treatment for you so you can start to feel better and heal as quickly as possible.

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Urgent Care Vs. ER

The chart below can help you decide whether to seek care at your nearest urgent care center or head to a local ER.

UCC

ER

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Symptoms

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Symptoms

UCC:

Common cold or flu symptoms, cough and congestion

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Symptoms

ER:

Signs of a heart attack or stroke, blurred vision, severe stomach pain, loss of consciousness

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Fever

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Fever

UCC:

Fever below 102 degrees

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Fever

ER:

Fever above 102 degrees

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Bones

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Bones

UCC:

Minor bone fractures

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Bones

ER:

Broken bones that have pierced the skin or involve the neck, back, or hip

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Allergies

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Allergies

UCC:

Minor allergic reaction or rash

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Allergies

ER:

Severe allergic reaction

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Burns

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Burns

UCC:

Minor burns

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Burns

ER:

Severe burns

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Injuries

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Injuries

UCC:

Sports injuries, sprains or muscle strains, insect and animal bites

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Injuries

ER:

Severe head pain or head injury

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Cuts

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Cuts

UCC:

Minor cuts and wounds

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Cuts

ER:

Uncontrollable bleeding

Our Promise
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Convenient Care

Walk in to one of four easy-to-find locations—all with plenty of parking—and our teams will strive to have you in-and-out within an hour. No appointment necessary.

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A Doctor is Always Available

We always have board-certified doctors from UHealth—the University of Miami Health System on site at each of our centers to provide expert care when you need it.

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Experienced Providers You Can Trust

We’re Miami-Dade’s only urgent care network backed by an academic medical center, with doctors and experienced providers who care about your wellbeing.

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Reasonable Rates

We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive self-pay pricing options. Click here to learn more about the cost of our services and payment options.

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