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After-Hours Urgent Care in Norwich, CT

After Hours Urgent Care Norwich CT

It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday. While carrying groceries into your house, you miss a step, take a tumble, and roll your ankle. And now, you can’t support any weight on it. You need immediate care, but your doctor’s office in Norwich, Connecticut, is closed. What do you do?

After-hours urgent care centers and hospital emergency rooms are the most common places to receive injury and illness treatment. The trouble is, when your ankle is throbbing, you can’t walk, and you’re in a hurry to make a decision, you don’t have the time to research the differences between the two. And while they share some similarities, urgent care centers and ERs are not the same.

Choosing the Right Place for the Right Care

With a staff of specialists available around the clock and sophisticated trauma equipment, a hospital ER is specifically set up to treat serious injuries and life-threatening medical issues. And while an ER is undeniably a high-tech and high-performing marvel, it is not the best place to handle every bump, bruise, or cough. In fact, if you show up at an ER with a sprained ankle or another relatively minor medical concern, you will probably have to wait a long time while people with more serious issues are seen before you—even if they arrive after you.

A much better option for addressing minor injuries and illnesses is an after-hours urgent care center. Of course, it’s not always easy to tell what warrants a trip to an ER. To help you decide, here are some of the most common health issues addressed at urgent care centers:

  • Sprains, strains, and minor fractures
  • Cuts, scrapes, rashes, and first-degree burns
  • Fever, coughs, sore throats, earaches, the common cold, and the flu
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Seasonal allergies, eye infections, and mild asthma

Informed health care is better health care. That’s why it’s a good idea to find where the nearest ER and after-hours urgent care center are located—before you need one.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care has an outstanding after-hours urgent care center in Norwich. Our experienced and compassionate team is ready to provide you with the high-quality care you need to feel better, faster. Stop by today!

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