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South Shore Health Speaker Series
Fri, May 17 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Join South Shore Health on the Derby St. Green on Friday, May 17th to learn from South Shore Health’s Dr. Whelan, co-founder of Health Express, about making the best urgency care decision for your family!
Urgent Care, Primary Care, or ER: Get the Know on Where to Go
You tripped and fell as you rushed out the door to bring the kids to school, and now your toe is throbbing and swelling. Do you chalk up your whole day as a loss and visit the emergency room? Do you call your primary care doctor only to be told they don’t have any open appointments? Why not try visiting one of the urgent care clinics you pass every day?
A possible broken toe is a good example of when an urgent care clinic can be a safe, convenient option for care. You will avoid the long lines, stress, and expense of the emergency room, while being evaluated and receiving care more quickly than a typical primary care office can provide.
But, when it comes to other health issues, how do you know when to visit urgent care vs. primary care? Or when to visit urgent care vs. the ER? Dr. Whelan, co-founder of Health Express, now part of South Shore Health, gives you the lowdown to help make the decision more clear and how to choose the best urgent care facility for your family.