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OhioHealth Urgent Care

Urgent Care provides patients convenient care for conditions that are not life threatening.

When you need medical attention, knowing where to go is an important decision. OhioHealth Urgent Care offers convenient hours and all of our locations in central, north central and southeast Ohio are open 7 days a week.

When Do I Go to Urgent Care?

Urgent Care focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions that are not life-threatening yet need to be addressed promptly. These can include:

  • Cold and cough, sore throat
  • Allergies, sinus infections
  • Minor eye infections
  • Urinary tract infections, STD testing
  • Ear aches
  • Fever, flu-like symptoms
  • Minor back pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Insect bites, rashes, minor abscesses
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts/lacerations, wound care
  • Minor breaks, sprains and strains
  • Abrasions, removal of superficial foreign bodies

 

Urgent Care also offers the following:

  • On-site X-rays
  • Select labs
  • Drug screens
  • Select immunizations
  • Sports physicals

When Do I Go to the Emergency Department?

The Emergency Department treats severe and life-threatening conditions. These can include the following:

  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Bone fractures, severe cuts or wounds, burns
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  • Changes in vision, difficulty speaking
  • Confusion, suicidal feelings, changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain, abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Pregnancy-related complications

When Do I Go to Primary Care?

One of the great benefits of having a primary care physician (PCP) is the continuity of care you receive. The ongoing medical relationship allows the PCP to manage your overall health as you age. Make an appointment with your primary care physician for the following:

  • Preventive, wellness and illness care
  • Management of chronic disease and conditions
  • Annual health screening examinations
  • Comprehensive physical examinations for all ages
  • School and sports physicals
  • Care for newborns, infants and adolescents
  • Male and female exams
  • Anxiety, depression and mood disorders
  • Sick visits and immunizations