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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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MinuteClinic

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 and SmartCare® Urgent 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.

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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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