Carolinas HealthCare System's urgent and emergency care locations in North and South Carolina are staffed with experienced medical providers who deliver convenient, timely care for you and your family. Our care locations connect you to the latest technologies and medical advancements as part of Carolinas HealthCare System.

How do you know when you should go to an emergency room or an urgent care? Here is information to help you be better informed about your healthcare decisions.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911 immediately.

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Conditions Typically Treated in an Urgent Care

Conditions Typically Treated in an Emergency Department

  • Fever
  • Sinus infections
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Minor cuts, burns or skin rashes
  • Animal/insect bites
  • Sprains and minor bone fractures
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Minor injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Stroke
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Serious trauma or injury
  • Deep cuts or bleeding that won't stop
  • Large bone fractures
  • Problems related to pregnancy
  • Severe burns
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poisoning - depending on the condition, try first to contact the local poison control center at 800-222-1222
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