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When to go to the Family Doctor
When to go to the Emergency Department (Call 911)
When to go to an Urgent Care Center


When to go to the Family Doctor

  • Mild to moderate allergic reactions, rashes or bumps
  • Asthma, mild wheezing
  • Mild burns, sprains, cuts
  • Maintenance of chronic conditions
  • Fever (if you have a fever over 105⁰ F go to the Emergency Department)
  • Mild/moderate cold or flu
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration
  • Earaches, sore throat, strep throat, sinus/ear infections

When to go to the Emergency Department (Call 911)


  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
    Signs & Symptoms
  • Poisoning
    Call Poison Control
    800-222-1222 – Available 24 hours everyday
  • Trauma
  • Fever over 105⁰ F

When to go to an Urgent Care Center

  • Common illnesses (stomach flu, diarrhea, vomiting, rashes)
  • Mild Asthma attacks
  • Minor burns
  • Simple lacerations, wounds
  • Splint fractures, injuries to arms, legs, fingers and toes
  • Fever

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