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Medical Services at UPMC Urgent Care

When to Choose Urgent Care

Use this handy chart to help determine where to visit for your medical condition.

Urgent Care wait times are usually shorter than at an emergency department or a doctor's office. You can walk right in, no appointment needed. Or, you can schedule an appointment online at most Urgent Care locations (online scheduling is not available at Urgent Care locations in Erie, central PA, and Maryland). Schedule online at UPMC.com/ScheduleUrgentCare.

Illnesses and Injuries

Urgent
Care

Primary
Care

Emergency
Department

Colds and flu

 

Coughs and sore throats

 

Earaches

 

Bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infections

 

Asthma*
*If severe, visit the emergency department

 

Allergies

 

Minor broken bones

 

Sprains and strains

 

Cuts and scrapes

 

Infections, such as pink eye and urinary tract infections

 

Skin conditions, such as rashes and irritations

 

Vomiting*
*If severe, visit the emergency department

 

Diarrhea*
*If severe, visit the emergency department

 

Abdominal pain*
*If severe, visit the emergency department

 

Chronic health conditions

Chest pain

Stroke

Heart attack

Shortness of breath

Severe trauma or injury

Severe headache  


Other Health Care Services

Urgent
Care

Primary
Care

Emergency
Department

Flu shots

 

Immunizations

 

 

Physicals for sports and work