Know where to go when you are sick

Know Where To Go
When You’re Sick

Walk-in, Urgent Care, Primary Care or ER

Get the right kind of care, at the right time and in the right place. Knowing when to use the available care options can help you spend your time and money wisely.

Primary Care Provider

Your primary care physician (PCP) is your health care home base. PCPs help you manage your overall, long-term health. Visit your PCP for acute conditions, chronic disease or condition monitoring, wellness services and annual physicals.

Minute Clinic / Retail Clinic

Delivers convenient, affordable care for non-urgent illnesses and injuries.


  • Minor illness or injury
  • Skin condition
  • Vaccination or injection
  • Screening or monitoring
  • Smoking cessation and weight-loss programs
  • Sports/camp physicals and DOT


  • Open 7 days a week
  • Seen by certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Provides visit summary to PCP with permission
  • Prescribes medication when necessary

Urgent Care

Treats non-life-threatening conditions requiring immediate attention


  • Injury, cut or broken bone
  • X-ray 
  • On-site lab services
  • Acute conditions
  • IV drips


  • Open 7 days a week
  • Visit if condition needs immediate attention
  • Seen by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Prescribes medication when necessary
Emory Healthcare partners with Peachtree Immediate Care to provide urgent care services throughout metro Atlanta and surrounding communities.

Emergency Room

Expert care for life-threating conditions and severe injuries


  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe Pain
  • Head or neck injury
  • Poisoning
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Sudden changes in mental status or vision


  • Always open
  • Seen by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Expertise with life-threatening emergencies
  • Prescribes medication when necessary
Did You know?
ER visits are about four times as expensive as other ambulatory visits and take an average of four to five hours versus the usual one-hour visit in other care venues. – U.S. News & World Report