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Medical Services at UPMC Urgent Care​​​​​​​​


When to Choose Urgent Care

Sometimes it’s hard to know which kind of care you need: urgent care, primary care, or the emergency department at a hospital. For minor illnesses and injuries, Urgent Care wait times are usually shorter than at an emergency department, and unlike visiting your family doctor, you don’t need an appointment. Serious illnesses or injuries should be treated at the emergency department.

Use this handy chart to help determine the best type of care for your medical condition.


  Urgent
C​are
Primary
Care
Emergency
Department

Illnesses and Injuries

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

Flu shots

 

Immunizations


 

Physicals for sports and work

 

On-site prescriptions*

*On-site prescriptions not available at Erie Urgent Care locations

   
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UPMC Urgent Care location directory
  • Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • No appointment needed

  • Most insurance accepted

  • Free parking


The service is express.
The care is UPMC.

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