When you don’t feel good or you get hurt, it often feels like an emergency. You want the pain and discomfort gone…now! But the emergency room may not be the right place for you. So where do you go?
Think of urgent care as the middle ground between the ER and your primary care doctor's office. In other words, urgent care clinics like the one that just opened at Swedish/Redmond are the perfect spot for those “feels like an emergency but isn’t” moments.
Consider urgent care for:
Illness: If you have a cold, a minor asthma attack, or if you just generally feel crummy, head to the nearest Urgent Care Clinic. This is also the place to go if you have a rash, fever, earache or other illnesses like this.
Bottom line: If your illness or injury needs immediate attention but is not a “threat to life or limb,” urgent care is a place for you to consider getting care. Sometimes when all you need is a quick once-over by a doctor or a prescription to make the hurt go away so instead of waiting for an appointment, urgent care clinics are a great option.
To learn more about the urgent care clinic now open at Swedish/Redmond click here. It is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No appointment needed to start feeling better, stat!
Ed. note: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. For information and map and directions of other locations and services at Swedish, like locations of our emergency departments or other facilities, click here.