Urgent Care, or Emergency Room

When you are injured or ill and unable to see your Primary Care Provider for immediate treatment, consider the following conditions when deciding whether to turn to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room.

Choose Northside Urgent Care for:
  • Sprains and strains
  • Small cuts needing stitches
  • Mild asthma
  • Minor headaches
  • Back pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea without dizziness
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Coughs, sore throat
  • Bumps, cuts, scrapes
  • Rashes, minor burns
  • Minor fever, colds
  • Ear or sinus pain
  • Burning with urination
  • Eye swelling, irritation redness, pain
  • Possible broken bones
  • Cut or wound that won’t stop bleeding
Choose Northside Emergency Department for:
  • Any life-threatening or disabling condition
  • Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Facial drooping; numbness in the face, arm or leg; difficulty speaking
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion or difficulty breathing
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Major injuries