What Type of Health Care Do You Need?

Knowing what type of health care you need can save you time and money.

NON-URGENT health concerns include:

  • Acne care
  • Contraception
  • Follow-up care for existing conditions
  • Prescriptions (new or renewal, unless urgent)
  • Vaccinations
  • Annual vision exams

Appointments are required for all clinic visits, and telehealth services are available. See How to Get Health Care for scheduling options.

URGENT health concerns include minor illnesses and injuries that are time-sensitive but not life-threatening, including:

  • 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 

Call UHS to:

  • Get Nurse Advice, day or night
  • Learn best options for health care

See also Emergency/After-Hours for urgent health concerns.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY may be life-threatening.

In case of emergency, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM. All fees would be your responsibility. 

Examples include:

  • 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

See Emergency/After-Hours for options for health care. 

Unsure what to do?

Call UHS at 734-764-8320 for Nurse Advice. Nurses can advise about self-care or help you decide where to go for health care.