Emergency Department

Emergency Department physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff provide around-the-clock coverage and emergent treatment. Our dedicated team is prepared to care for both minor and severe injuries and illnesses as quickly as possible.

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

Emergency Room

An emergency is a serious symptom or medical condition that is caused by an illness or injury. Most emergency departments are open 24/7, as patients may arrive any time of the day or night. In deciding whether to seek treatment at an emergency department, consider the seriousness of the condition and symptoms. For serious injuries or medical conditions, you should go to an emergency room. The conditions that need care in an emergency department include, but are not limited to:

  • Symptoms of a stroke, including sudden numbness in an extremity
  • Symptoms of a heart attack, including chest pain and/or shortness of breath
  • Seizures or loss of consciousness
  • Severe injuries, such as fractures or head trauma
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood
  • Deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
  • Severe burns
  • Severe abdominal pain

Urgent Care

Urgent care centers are usually used to treat patients with medical conditions that require immediate attention, but are not serious enough to warrant a visit to an emergency room. Conditions that may be effectively treated at urgent care centers include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Infections, including urinary tract or respiratory infections
  • Minor cuts with controlled bleeding
  • Colds, coughs and sore throat
  • Flu symptoms and/or fever
  • Skin rashes and minor injuries

Most urgent care centers have extended hours, including evenings and weekends, and offer walk-in appointments.

When in doubt, patients who feel their symptoms require immediate medical attention may choose to go to a hospital emergency department, where medical professionals can determine which level of care is required.

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Conditions commonly treated

  • Allergies (seasonal)
  • Back strain
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough/Cold
  • Ear pain
  • Headache
  • Influenza
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Minor burns/abrasions (cuts)
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Sinus problems
  • Sore throat (adult)
  • UTI (adult female)
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea

McLaren Stroke Network

McLaren is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to our stroke patients. The clock starts ticking upon the first signs of a stroke. For every minute a stroke is left untreated, millions of brain cells die. The key to maximizing your outcome after stroke symptoms begin is to immediately call 9-1-1 so you can get to the Emergency Department as soon as possible.

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