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Know Where to Go.

Knowing where to go when you're ill or injured makes a big difference. But it can get confusing. So here's a breakdown of where to get right care at the right time.

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Primary Care Physician

Your primary care provider is your health care home base and should be your first call for any non-immediate issue.

  • Routine check ups
  • Preventative care and sick visits
  • Treatment for non-urgent, long-term health issues managing high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Prescribes and manages medications
  • Specialist referrals

Features List:

  • Focus on health and well-being
  • Coordinates with your specialists
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If you can't see your primary care doctor right away, use a MinuteClinic for minor, common ailments or injuries, such as:

  • Minor illnesses, injuries or skin conditions
  • Vaccinations or shots
  • Health screening and monitoring
  • Smoking cessation and weight-loss programs
  • Physicals for sports camps, school, DOT, etc.

Features List:

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Seen by certified providers
  • Sends visit summary to PCP with your permission
  • Can prescribe medications
  • In-store pharmacies

We partner with MinuteClinic at select Atlanta CVS and Target locations.

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Urgent Care

If you need care immediately, urgent care can provide similar services to a MinuteClinic, as well as treatments for non life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

  • Burns
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Infections, flu and strep throat

Features List:

  • IV drips
  • Onsite lab services, X-ray & EKG
  • Open 7 days a week most of the year
  • Staffed with doctors & other care providers
  • Can prescribe medications

We partner with Peachtree Immediate Care providers for easy access to care.

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Emergency Room

When you have a life threatening condition, severe pain or injury, go to the emergency room or call 911.

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain
  • Fainting, dizziness, weakness or lack mobility
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Broken bones that break through skin
  • Severe or persistent diarrhea or vomiting
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Poisoning
  • Head or neck injury
  • Suspected concussion

Features List:

  • Open 24/7 all year
  • Staffed with emergency medicine experts
  • Treats most serious and severe conditions

See more about Emergency Medicine at Emory Healthcare.

Nurse Navigator

Emory Healthcare Network includes 38 MinuteClinics, 22 urgent care centers, close to 100 primary care locations and 4 ERs throughout metro Atlanta. Get the care you need wherever you need it. See our map to find the locations closest to you.

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