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Go to an Urgent Care Center...
Go to the Emergency Room...

When you have a life-threatening situation, the emergency room of the nearest hospital is your only option. If you have a serious condition  stroke, heart attack, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma  go straight to the nearest ER, or better yet... call 911 and have the ambulance take you in. Those arriving by ambulance are taken in faster than those waiting in the ER. Don't take a chance with anything life-threatening.

If your condition is less serious but still requires immediate attention, an urgent care center can accommodate you faster and save you lots of money. Going to an urgent care center also helps keep the emergency room free to handle more serious situations. If you have a non-life-threatening situation like a sprained ankle or an ear infection and go to the ER, you may end up waiting many long hours and paying hundreds of dollars unnecessarily. Most urgent care centers are open for extended hours and can accommodate you and provide relief or care more quickly.

Go to an Urgent Care Center...

For minor illness or injury that requires immediate medical care but is not life-threatening. When in doubt, call ahead. If the urgent care center can't accommodate the condition, they will advise you to go the nearest hospital emergency room.

  • Abscess Needing Incision & Draining
  • Allergies or Allergic Reaction
  • Asthma Attack (mild)
  • Athlete's Foot or Fungus Infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Infection or Earache
  • Eye Infection or Injury
  • Fever
  • Flu & Flu Shots
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Insect Bites
  • Migraine
  • Minor Burn
  • Minor Cut or Laceration
  • Minor Head Injury
  • Nausea
  • Pink Eye
  • Rash
  • Simple Fracture
  • Sinus Infection
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprain or Strain
  • STD Testing & Treatment
  • Stitches
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Wound or Skin Infection

Urgent Care Centers in The Villages Updated

Go to the Emergency Room...

For serious illness or injury. Seek emergency care by calling 911 when serious, life-threatening illness or injury is suspected. Do not go to an urgent care center for a life-threatening condition; they will just send you to the ER in an ambulance and you could lose valuable and possibly life-saving time than if you called 911 yourself.

  • Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Compound Fracture (bone is showing)
  • Confusion
  • Coughing Blood
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Fainting
  • Fever in Infant (less than 2 months old)
  • Heart Attack
  • High Fever
  • Ingestion of Obstructive Object
  • Major Head Injury
  • One-sided Weakness or Numbness
  • Palpitations
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizure
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Asthma Attack
  • Severe Burn
  • Severe Headache
  • Severe or Persistent Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Shock
  • Significant Trauma or Injury
  • Snake Bite
  • Stroke
  • Sudden Dizziness or Weakness
  • Sudden Loss of Vision or Blurred Vision
  • Sudden or Severe Pain
  • Unconscious or Catatonic State
  • Uncontrollable Bleeding
  • Vomiting Blood

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