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Where to seek care

Where to seek care

Need help finding the right care?

For non-emergent illnesses and injuries you are encouraged to contact your primary care physician’s office directly, or you can visit LCMC Health Urgent Care locations across the metro area.

Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Always call 911 if you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, such as chest pain or severe bleeding.

Emergency Care

Major medical emergencies which are life or limb threatening require a trip to the emergency department.

Some reasons to seek emergency care include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • severe shortness of breath
  • facial drooping or weakness in an arm or leg
  • allergic reactions
  • chest pain
  • bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes
  • head trauma
  • seizures
  • poisoning
  • severe reaction to insect bites
  • major broken bones
  • coughing or vomiting blood
  • persistent vomiting
  • suicidal or homicidal feelings.

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Urgent Care

Urgent care centers are an option for common medical problems when a physician’s office is closed or unable to provide an appointment. Urgent Cares often offer extended hours in the evenings and weekends.

Urgent care can be a convenient option to treat minor illnesses and injuries, such as:

  • fever
  • nausea
  • rashes
  • minor bone fractures
  • many centers also do physical exams, vision and hearing screening, and lab tests and X-rays

Click here to search LCMC Health Urgent Care locations across the metro area >>

LCMC Health Urgent Care Centers see children ages 6 months and older.