Where to Go for Care
Choose the type of care that’s right for your needs. Depending on your symptoms, seeing your primary care doctor, going to urgent care, or staying at home and talking to a doctor online can save you time and money.
When to See Your Doctor
Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for preventive care, illness treatments and chronic health conditions. Unless life threatening, it is always best to see your primary care physician whenever possible.
- Annual physicals
- Routine health screenings
- New or existing conditions
- Medication management
Need a physician? Find the doctor that is right for you.
When to Get Urgent Care
Choose urgent care when you need immediate attention for a minor injury or illness. No appointment is necessary. Conditions include:
- Fever, cough, sore throat
- Allergies, cold, flu
- Ear infections
- Pink eye
- Skin irritations, insect bites
- Minor injuries, minor cuts, stitches, sprains, broken bones
- Immunizations and sports physicals
Locate a Rush Convenient Care location near you.
When to Get Emergency Care
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you or a loved one have severe symptoms. Go to the ER or call for an ambulance if you have:
- Heart attack symptoms, like chest pain
- Stroke symptoms, including slurred speech or sudden weakness on one side of
- Bleeding that’s severe or won’t stop
- Loss of consciousness (passing out)
- Breathing trouble
- Severe burns, pain, or trauma, such as an injury that causes a bone to break through the skin
- Head injury or signs of a concussion, such as confusion
- Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting someone else
- Vomiting that’s severe or won’t stop
Call 911 Immediately if symptoms are life threatening.