Urgent Care

Urgent Care

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Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. In general, an emergency condition is usually considered a sudden and severe condition that can permanently impair or endanger the life of an individual. Find out more HERE.

What is Considered an Urgent Medical Condition?

Urgent medical conditions are ones that are not considered emergencies but still require care within 24 hours. Some examples of such conditions include:

  • Accidents and falls
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bleeding/cuts — not bleeding a lot but requiring stitches
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever or flu
  • Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration
  • Severe sore throat or cough
  • Minor broken bones and fractures (i.e. fingers, toes)
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Urinary tract infections

Meet Your Healthcare Team

Noreen Frieling FNP

Patty H. LVN

Jane Low FNP

Andrea W. CSR

Katlin N. CSR

Mario P. CSR

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You can use sites like Patient Portal or Web MD to help you determine if you should visit the Emergency Room, Urgent Care, or wait to visit your regular medical provider.

Dial 911 immediately for any Medical Problem that Appears to be Life-Threatening

CLICK HERE for NHRC Urgent Care Hours


What is Considered an Emergency?

Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. In general, an emergency condition is usually considered a sudden and severe condition that can permanently impair or endanger the life of an individual. Some examples of conditions that require emergency medical care include:

  • Severe chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Compound fracture (bone protrudes through skin)
  • Convulsions, seizures or loss of consciousness
  • Fever in newborn (less than 3 months old)
  • Heavy, uncontrollable bleeding
  • Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Poisoning
  • Serious head, neck or back injury
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • (Signs of) Heart attack (i.e.. chest pain lasting longer than two minutes)
  • (Signs of)Stroke (e.g. loss of vision, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred speech, or confusion)
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings