COVID: ER vs Urgent Care

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How Do You Know Where to Go?

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, many hospitals and emergency rooms are facing overcrowding issues. Many people are going to the ER to be tested for COVID-19 or for simple issues such as cuts, sprains, allergies, and cold and flu symptoms when they could be visiting an urgent care like HealthCARE Express. You should only go to the emergency room if you’re suffering from emergency issues such as difficulty breathing, acute abdominal or chest pain, or loss of consciousness. 

HealthCARE Express offers COVID-19 testing. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, give us a call at 1-877-4-HCENOW (1-877-442-3669) to make an appointment at your nearest HCE location. If you suspect you may have had COVID-19, you can also come to HCE for a COVID-19 antibody test. We also offer virtual visits so you can see a provider from the comfort of your own home! Make an appointment by calling 1-877-4-HCENOW (1-877-442-3669)!

Check out the chart below to find out what option is best for you!

You should choose to go to urgent care vs ER if you have mild COVID symptoms but go to the ER if your symptoms are severe.
Urgent Care vs ER flow chart used on the HealthCare Express website to determine the severity of an injury.HealthCARE Express urgent care for COVID can help with many COVID symptoms to ease your recovery from the coronavirus.

Interested In A Checkup or Test?

If you are not feeling well, please schedule a virtual visit, enter your address or zip code below, or browse all of our locations, to find the closest HealthCARE Express Near you!  We now offer dedicated COVID-19 testing centers!