At UltraMed Urgent Care, we are more than happy to help you with several of your healthcare needs. However, you should know when to take a trip to your nearest emergency room versus visiting an urgent care.

When to Visit the ER

If your health is life-threatening in any way, including illness or injury, UltraMed Urgent Care recommends you call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room for treatment. Some major health issues may include severe head trauma, severe abdominal pain, chest pain, or loss of consciousness.

List of Situations to visit the ER

For some guidance on when to visit the emergency room, here’s a list of some situations where you should choose ER treatment over Urgent Care treatment in Skokie, IL:

  • Life-threatening emergencies
  • Allergic reactions (trouble breathing, blurred vision, etc.)
  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Pregnancy bleeding or complications
  • Electrical Shock
  • Severe burns, head trauma, or loss of consciousness
  • Amputation of a body part

Additionally, if you have a  chronic medical condition, please speak with your primary care physician about when you should visit the Emergency Room. If you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call UltraMed for further information.