If you are experiencing a medical
emergency, please call 9-1-1.
 

In a moment, pain, accidents, or sickness can strike. It’s important to know where to go in an emergency. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1 or visit the closest emergency room. Those not experiencing a life-threatening emergency may consider visiting their primary care provider or an urgent care/walk-in clinic for their non-emergent healthcare needs.

NorthCrest Care Center

NorthCrest Emergency Department

 

While the Emergency Department can handle all of the health concerns that a walk-in or urgent clinic can, for minor symptoms and issues we recommend visiting a walk-in or convenient care center. In medical emergencies, patients are treated in the priority of severity of their case, not on a first-come/first-served basis. For urgent but non-critical needs, you may want to visit your PCP or a convenient care facility rather than the ER.

Additionally, the cost of treatment in an emergency department is usually considerably more than the same care from a PCP or a convenient care facility. For this reason, most insurance companies will not cover a visit to the ER unless it is declared a true emergency (as defined by the insurance policy). Become familiar with what your policy says about emergency room services before a crisis situation arises.

If you are unsure where to go, or think that you need services from our facility, come in at once or call 9-1-1 for transport to the ER.

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