When you or a loved one has an illness or injury, timely care is essential. Knowing whether to go to Emergency Care, Urgent Care or Primary Care can make all the difference.
- If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or go to the Emergency Room.
- Schedule an appointment with a Clark Memorial primary care physician.
Emergencies require fast and often advanced care by a team with experience in trauma or emergency medicine. If you have any of the following, dial 9-1-1 or go immediately to the ER:
- Chest pain
- Severe shortness of breath
- Numbness in the face, arms or legs
- Other symptoms that may indicate stroke or heart attack
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that does not stop
- Automobile or industrial accident
- Complicated fractures
- Major injuries
- Head injuries
- Suicide attempts or thoughts
Urgent care centers are same-day, walk-in clinics that treat a number of non-emergent injuries and illnesses.
- Minor cuts, burns & wounds
- Minor eye injuries, infections or irritation
- Severe cold or flu symptoms
- Muscle aches & pains
- Persistent fever
- Severe earache
- Upset stomach
- Other non-life-threatening but urgent needs
Primary care physicians are at the center of patient care, addressing concerns you and your family may have throughout your lifetime. Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for:
- Yearly check-ups
- Annual exams
- Medication refills
- Prenatal care
- Non-urgent healthcare needs