Where you go for your care matters
|You get the best care when you see your regular health care provider. They know you and your medical history. For most medical problems, you should go to your regular health care provider first.|
|Doctor's Office or Clinic
Unless you have a life threatening emergency, you should start with a doctor's office or clinic. They deliver basic care for common illnesses, minor injuries, and routine health exams. Your doctor can also help you manage your health over time.
You should make an appointment with your doctor's office for:
|Urgent Care Clinics
When your doctor is not available, urgent care clinics provide attention for non-life threatening medical issues or those that could become more severe if you wait.
Urgent care provides walk-in appointments and are often open seven days a week with extended hours.
When your regular doctor or health care provider is not available, you should go to an urgent care clinic for:
Urgent Care at PeaceHealth Southwest Memorial Health Center
|Hospital Emergency Room|
You should use a hospital emergency room for very serious or life threatening problems.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don't wait! Call 911 or get to your nearest hospital emergency room.