Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: What’s the Difference?

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: What’s the Difference?

Jan 24, 2019

When it comes down to emergency healthcare, there is a lot of confusion surrounding urgent care clinics and emergency rooms. While urgent and emergency might sound quite similar, the care provided at these facilities is actually quite

different. Today, Sorelle Healthcare will be discussing the difference between urgent care clinics and emergency rooms, along with how we can help you manage your healthcare facility. Got additional questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our healthcare consultant. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

About Urgent Care Clinics

When it comes to visiting an urgent care clinic, it is important to keep in mind that they are there to provide medical care that is not deemed an emergency. Conditions such as colds, the flu or even STDs can be managed at an urgent care clinic. However, more severe conditions such as a heart attack or even stroke will need emergency care. Think of an urgent care clinic as a “primary care” provider.

About Emergency Rooms

Unlike an urgent care facility, emergency rooms are equipped to handle all kinds of emergencies, even serious ones such as a heart attack or stroke. When visiting an emergency room, patients with more serious complications will always be seen first, often resulting in extended wait times for those that don’t truly need emergency care. When it comes to emergency care, ERs provide treatment for conditions a primary care provider wouldn’t typically treat.

Urgent Care Clinic & Emergency Room Management

At Sorelle Healthcare, we understand the differences between an urgent care clinic and an emergency room, along with how to properly manage these facilities. When you partner with Sorelle Healthcare, you can focus on what you do best — caring for patients. We handle all the other aspects of your business, such as financial planning, operations management, and even human resources.

Contact Our Healthcare Consultant Today

Interested in speaking to our healthcare consultant about your urgent care or emergency room facility? Give us a call today. We are always interested in partnering with new practices and helping them thrive.