Medical City Healthcare - October 23, 2019

When someone you love is sick or injured, it's not always easy to know what to do. Here's a guide to help you make the right treatment choice for your family. Always call 911 if you think someone is having a medical emergency.

When to go to the ER

Seek the medical expertise and specialized treatment available at an emergency room for severe, non-life-threatening injury or illness, including:

Medical City has a network of in-hospital and hospital-based (off-campus) full-service adult and pediatric ER locations across North Texas

When to go to an urgent care clinic

An urgent care clinic, such as CareNow® with 40 convenient locations across North Texas, is great for minor injuries and illnesses. CareNow offers extended hours and Web Check-In®.

Visit an urgent care center for:

  • Bronchitis/respiratory infections
  • Bruises/contusions
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Common medical tests
  • Cuts/scrapes/lacerations
  • Family and occupational care
  • Flu/colds
  • Immunizations, including flu shots
  • Minor burns/sunburn
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports physicals
  • Strep throat

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When to see an online doctor

Medical City Virtual Care offers 24/7/365 convenience plus expert diagnosis and treatment for most common, non-emergency medical conditions from any computer, tablet or mobile device with a camera. Visits take just 5 to 15 minutes to complete.

When you want to feel better fast, see an online doctor for:

  • Allergies/hay fever
  • Canker/cold sores
  • Colds/sinus infections/flu
  • Head lice
  • Low back pain
  • Medication: refills/preventive/travel
  • Minor burns/sunburn
  • UTIs/yeast infections
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Stomach problems/IBS/GERD
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Tick bites

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When someone in your family has an accident or emergency, one of our many Medical City Healthcare emergency locations has you covered. With average wait times posted online, if you do have an emergency, you can spend less time waiting and more time on the moments that matter most.

Find a fast Medical City ER near you or visit Medical City Virtual Care for non-emergency medical treatment from your computer or smartphone.