Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care - Health Channel


Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care |

Emergency room is usually attached to a hospital. Urgent care is a standalone facility and it usually has different capabilities, explains Phillip DePaola, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute.
Urgent cares do x-Ray, diagnostic studies, evaluate and they can start the ball rolling for management kind of point patients in the right direction, he says. They can’t admit them.
If someone needs to do a surgery, urgent care has to transfer the patient to E.R.

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.