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Dealing with medical emergencies is stressful and difficult for a variety of reasons. Of course, you have to deal with the immediate threat to your health and well being. However, you also have to confront the issues that arise in being uncertain about what kind of treatment to seek out, and where to go. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you should go to the emergency room, here are a few simple tips to follow.

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Are your symptoms severe, getting worse, or not going away?

Anyone who is experiencing severe symptoms should not hesitate to seek out care at urgent care centers. While some acute injuries may be easy to treat with proper medical attention, other symptoms are a bit more difficult to diagnose. This is why it’s a good idea to not take any chances. If you have symptoms that are severe, such as chest pain or difficulty breathing, then you should do your part to go visit a medical professional as soon as possible. It’s not worth taking the risk.

Did you hit your head?

If you’ve been in a car accident or a collision of any kind and you hit your head, it’s usually wise to get seen by a medical professional. Even if you are not experiencing any pain right away, you should never overlook the possibility of concussion. Simply ignoring head trauma only tends to make it worse. It doesn’t make it go away like most people tend to think. If you hit your head, you should get checked out. It doesn’t have to be an inconvenience to you and your family, either. After all, did you know that nearly all urgent care clinics are open seven days a week, although hours can vary according to the day? Most, 99%, are open at least four hours each day.

When you visit Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care for your urgent care needs, you can rest assured that you’re in the care of a team of professional, attentive medical professionals with years of experience in the world of healthcare. It doesn’t matter whether you are dealing with a medical emergency and need to visit the emergency room, or if you have more chronic conditions that require ongoing treatment, our team is here to help you move closer to sustained health and well being. To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our staff members about any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and contact us today. We’re excited to see you.