Urgent Care centers are setup to assist patients with an illness or injury that does not appear to be life –threatening but can’t wait until the next day or for a primary care doctor to assess. At East Beach Urgent Care we also offer primary care and non urgent care services so our patients can get the same quality care for most of their medical needs. When faced with a medical problem that requires immediate care, it is often hard to determine if an Urgent Care visit or an Emergency Room visit is needed.
Therefore below are some guidelines.

Urgent Medical Conditions (Utilize Urgent Care)​

Accidents and falls
Breathing difficulties (i.e. mild to moderate asthma, colds/pneumonia)
Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
Eye irritation and redness
Fever or flu
Minor broken bones and fractures
Moderate back problems
Severe sore throat or cough
Skin rashes and infections
Sprains and strains
Urinary tract infections
Vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration

Emergency Medical Conditions (Utilize Emergency Rooms)

Open fractures (bone protrudes through skin)
Convulsions, seizures or loss of consciousness
Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds
Large area or facial burns
Pregnancy-related problems
Serious head, neck or back injury
Severe abdominal pain
Severe chest pain or difficulty breathing
(Signs of) Heart attack (i.e.. chest pain lasting longer than two minutes)
(Signs of)Stroke (e.g. loss of vision, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred speech, or confusion)
Suicidal or homicidal feelings

​Dial 911 immediately for any Medical Problem that Appears to be Life-Threatening