Urgent Care or Emergency Room?
Emergency Rooms treat life-threatening health conditions or injuries for patients of all ages. If you or your loved one is in critical condition, calling 911 or going to the ER is your best option. Make sure not to drive yourself to the ER.
Urgent care provides immediate medical services, including treatment for serious but not life-threatening cases. It can also be a reliable option when you don’t have underlying health conditions that may compound your current symptoms. Unlike many other urgent care facilities, Gwinnett Urgent Care & Family Practice has physicians on staff, not just medical assistants and nurses.
The ER operates 24/7 and has quick access to specialists; but they also have extensive wait times. Our medical center is open from Monday to Saturday, 8AM to 6PM. Our wait times are minimal, and we accept patients until our doors close to ensure you receive prompt medical attention as soon as you need it.
Urgent care is also a much more affordable option, even with insurance. We provide reasonable out-of-pocket costs to our uninsured patients, so emergency treatments remain accessible.
What Conditions Does Urgent Care Treat?
You may go to urgent care when experiencing the following symptoms:
- Back or joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
- Cough or sore throat
- Mild to moderate flu-like symptoms
- Earache or eye redness
- Painful urination