Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

When illness or injury occurs, it’s sometimes difficult to determine where to find the right treatment — should you go to the emergency department or an urgent care center?

Use the chart below to find out where you should seek care. Learn whether you should dash off to the hospital, or simply make an appointment with your primary care doctor.

Visit UPMC CareFinder. There, you can find UPMC Urgent Care centers and Emergency Departments, as well as Walk-in Primary Care and Children’s Express Care. You can even start an online visit with UPMC AnywhereCare.

Learn when it's time to go to urgent care or to the ER

Trauma & Emergency Medicine

No matter how serious your emergency, UPMC has you covered with world-class emergency and trauma care. Whether you experience a minor laceration, fracture, severe injury, or chest pain, UPMC’s trauma and emergency programs are a trusted resource for quality and timely care. Read More