Get to Know the Difference!

Knowing the Difference Between an ER and Urgent Care:

It Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

The Difference Between an ER Urgent Care and Hospital.

FACT:  The majority of the U.S. honestly does not know that there is a big Difference Between an ER and Urgent Care.

YOU NEED TO KNOW WHERE IT’S BEST TO GO DURING AN EMERGENCY. 

It’s always wise to plan ahead.  No one wants to be in an emergency situation but if you are, you have choices.  This is why it’s vital to know the Difference Between an ER and Urgent Care; and even a Hospital.  View our Altus versus Urgent Care and Hospital Chart below for a clear understanding of some of the most important differences.

Requirements
A Typical Urgent Care
A Typical Hospital
Open 24 Hours
N/A
Open 365
N/A
XRAY
N/A
Ultrasound
N/A
CT Scan (On Site)
N/A
Maybe
LAB
N/A
Seen By a Physician
N/A
Maybe
Emergency Trained Physician On Site 24/7
N/A
NO – Could Be a PA or Nurse Practitioner
RN On Site 24/7
N/A
NO – Could Be LVN
Physician Trained Experienced in Emergency Medicine
N/A
N/A
Medical Director
N/A
Licensed / Regulated By State
N/A

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