Urgent Care vs. The Emergency Room – Where to Go?
Upscale, Concierge Emergency Services
When you experience a medical issue, sometimes it can be hard to determine where you should go for care. Understanding the difference between an urgent care center and an emergency room can be crucial to receiving the appropriate treatment. The Heights Emergency Room is a superior kind of ER experience, bringing the best in concierge emergency services to Houston, TX. Our facilities are full service emergency rooms with onsite laboratories, digital imaging capabilities and even state licensed pharmacies for you convenience. This means that we can treat symptoms like vomiting, urinary tract infections and abdominal pain as well as more severe wounds and emergencies.
Freestanding ER Services VS Limitations of Urgent Cares
Urgent care centers provide treatment to patients with less serious conditions when their primary care physician is unavailable. They are generally not equipped to handle major trauma, injuries, or conditions. They also typically do not have imaging or lab capabilities, which means that if your condition needs these services, you will be sent to an ER for more comprehensive care.
Our freestanding emergency room in Houston provides 24 hour emergency care and are staffed with highly trained medical professionals with the experience and equipment to treat medical concerns, emergencies and potentially life-threatening conditions. We have minimal wait times and always have a board certified emergency physician and nurses on duty for a superior ER experience.
See the difference:
|The Heights Emergency Room||Local Urgent Care|
|Board Certified ER Doctors||Yes||No|
|ER/ICU Trained Nurses (RN’s)||Yes||No|
|Minimal to No Wait||Yes||Some|