Where Should I Go For Care

Urgent Care or Emergency Department?

With positive COVID-19 cases on the rise locally, our local health care systems are once again facing pressures, particularly in the emergency department setting. To ensure this resource is available to those who need it most urgently, it’s important to know what type of care you need when you are sick or injured.

NO COVID Testing at Emergency Departments

St. Joseph's Health Emergency Department is NOT a public COVID testing site. You should NOT come to the emergency department with mild COVID symptoms or for COVID testing. If you have serious symptoms like a high fever, trouble breathing, or chest pain, please call 9-1-1 or immediately go to the emergency department for care.

COVID Testing Information

Where Should You Go?

Always have your list of current medications ready!

Your Doctor's Office or Virtual Care

Your Doctor's Office or Virtual Care

For care and treatment of non-urgent issues

  • Routine Well Visits
  • Preventative Care
  • Immunizations or Shots
  • Diabetes
  • Rashes
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Tooth Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Pink Eye
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Animal or Insect Bite
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Pelvic Wellness

Virtual Care
Urgent Care

Urgent Care

For immediate but not life-threatening needs

  • COVID-19 Testing and Evaluation
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stitches
  • Rashes
  • Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Tooth Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Pink Eye
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Animal or Insect Bite
  • Ear Pain

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

For any life-or-death emergency or urgent afterhours need (open 24/7)

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Babies Needing Immediate Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Severe Burns
  • Seizures
  • Serious Eye or Head Injuries
  • Stroke Symptoms
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Rapid Bleeding
  • Heart Attack Symptoms
  • High Fevers
  • Breathing Problems
  • Drug Overdose or Poisoning
  • Bad Falls (for Seniors)
  • Any Life-threatening or Limb-threatening Injuries

More Details
  Dial 9-1-1 immediately for any medical problem that appears life-threatening