ER vs. Urgent Care, where and when to go?
Some major differences between emergency rooms and urgent care centers include hours of operation, staff expertise, available diagnostics/equipment, and available treatment based on a patient’s condition. St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospitals are fully-licensed acute care hospitals that include an emergency room and inpatient unit, open 24/7, 365 days of the year.
All patients should familiarize themselves with the different available healthcare options, and know when and how to utilize each of their healthcare needs. And, when in doubt, if you are having a life-threatening emergency, don’t wait. Please call 911.