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What Is Considered Urgent Care? - Legacy ER

What Is Considered Urgent Care? - Legacy ER

Breathing difficulties, chest pain, fever, lacerations. Wondering when it’s time to visit the emergency room and when urgent care will do? Generally, urgent care is for non-emergency issues that require treatment before your next scheduled doctor visit. The emergency room is for genuine emergencies.

Legacy Family Medical Center serves as an urgent care provider, children’s urgent care, and an emergency room under one roof; the facilities can provide treatment and bill your insurance for all of these needs. Keep in mind that while 44% to 65% of all emergency room visits could have been treated at urgent care locations according to a recent study, there are certain times when it’s much more appropriate to seek out medical treatment at the emergency room. The difference is in the immediacy: the emergency room is for conditions that cannot wait for treatment, while urgent care is intended for those issues that arise that cannot wait for scheduling with your regular doctor’s office. Please feel free to contact us in advance of your visit if you are unsure of where to head when you arrive.

At Legacy, we pride ourselves on ensuring that your family is treated like we treat ours. Rest assured that our staff of professionals will answer your questions and address any concerns while providing the highest quality care. We are a patient-centered team in a facility that offers peerless convenience. It’s our priority to make sure you and yours are seen as quickly as possible. We understand that illness or injury can happen at any time.

Our urgent care family medical center gives patients access to a complete, licensed medical team in a setting that comes with lower costs than a visit to the emergency room. We recognize that healthcare expenses can be burdensome and work to coordinate effectively and efficiently with your insurance carrier.

Please note that appointments are not necessary. Our team stands ready to provide high-quality care on an as-needed basis so that you don’t have to worry about anything when you or a family member is unwell other than securing care.

​As we approach summer, consider that keeping vaccinations up-to-date for the following school year remains critical. We offer a range of vaccinations, including for the flu, tetanus, and measles/mumps/rubella. Please give us a call with any questions regarding vaccination schedules or any other inquiries you may have.