Urgent Care and ER: Know Where to Go

When you or your loved ones are sick or hurting, the last thing you need to worry about is where to go to get the care you need. CareNow® partners with local hospitals, emergency rooms and specialty physicians in communities near our urgent care clinics to ensure you receive the level of care you deserve.

Medical Emergencies

If your health condition is more serious than our staff can treat, CareNow® will help facilitate your transportation to the nearest ER. The patient's health and safety always comes first. Medical emergencies and serious types of health conditions treated by an ER include:

  • You think you’re having a heart attack.

    Call 911 if you have pain, pressure or squeezing in the chest, a sense of fullness, shortness of breath, pain radiating down the arms or in the jaw or neck, cold sweats, nausea or dizziness.

  • You’ve suffered a head injury.

    If your head gets hit, and then you vomit, have confusion, become dizzy, or experience trouble with your vision, walking or talking, you need to go to the ER.

  • You have a seizure, but haven’t been diagnosed with epilepsy.

    If a person who hasn’t been diagnosed with epilepsy has a seizure, suffers a serious injury as a result of the seizure or is pregnant or diabetic, call 911.

  • You think you’re suffering from a stroke.

    Go to the ER if you experience stroke symptoms which include: weakness or sensory changes particularly on one side of your body, facial droop, confusion, and change in vision or speech.

Other reasons to visit an ER instead of an urgent care clinic could include other life-threatening conditions.

Our Hospital and Emergency Care Affiliations

CareNow Urgent Care is affiliated with some of the largest most comprehensive health systems across the country. That means no matter where you live, we make sure you’re connected to the closest ER or physician specialist if you need a follow-up or a higher level of care.