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Urgent Care or Emergency Care?

Where to Go.

If this is a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Urgent Care

Urgent care provides same-day appointments if you have an injury or an illness when your primary care provider isn't available.

Some symptoms that may prompt a same-day visit to urgent care include:

  • Animal or insect bites
  • Back, neck or joint pain
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Ear, nose, and throat pain
  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Headaches
  • Fever under 103° without a rash
  • Frequent and painful urination
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Minor cuts and burns without blisters
  • Minor injuries, sprains or strains
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sexually transmitted illnesses
  • Toothaches
  • Workers’ compensation exams
  • Wheezing or mild shortness of breath

Emergency Care

For life-threatening or potentially disabling conditions, head to the Emergency Department. Call 911 for immediate assistance from first responders. Frederick Health Hospital Emergency Department is located at 400 W 7th St, Frederick.

Some symptoms or health issues that may need an Emergency Care visit include:

  • Broken bones or dislocated joints
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Deep cuts or severe burns with blisters
  • Domestic violence or rape
  • Fever over 103°
  • Mental health crisis
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe asthma attack
  • Slurred or loss of speech
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Head injuries, loss of consciousness, fainting, confusion, or seizures
  • Vision problems, such as double vision or loss of vision
  • Poisoning (Call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 for immediate home treatment advice)
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
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