Knowing what type of health care you need can save you time and money.
NON-URGENT health concerns are something you can schedule for.
- Acne care
- Follow-up care for existing conditions
- Prescriptions (new or renewal, unless urgent)
- Annual vision exams
See How to Get Health Care for non-urgent health concerns.
URGENT health concerns are time-sensitive but not life-threatening.
- Allergic reaction with widespread swelling/itching
- Asthma not responding to usual medication
- Fever ≥ 101° F (38.3° C) or lasting 2 or more days
- Injury with significant pain and/or swelling or that may require stitches
- Possible fracture or dislocation; scrapes or burns with blisters
- Severe sore throat
- Significant or increasing pain, especially with fever
- Urinary infection, especially with fever or back pain
See How to Get Health Care for urgent health concerns.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY means it may be life-threatening.
In case of emergency, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM. All fees would be your responsibility. A list of local emergency rooms and urgent care facilities is available at Emergency/After-Hours.
- Alcohol or other types of poisoning
- Any condition that feels life threatening
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Major injuries, such as bone protruding through skin
- Severe difficulty breathing
- Unconsiousness - unable to rouse
Call for Nurse Advice. Nurses can advise you about self-care or help you decide where to go.