Know Where to Go
Before you need care, know where to go.
If you need emergency attention, call 911.
|Broken Arm||Head trauma, seizures|
|Knee Injury||Chest pain, shortness of breath|
|Flu or sore throat||Sprained Ankle|
|Urinary Tract Infection|
|Flu or sore throat||Sprained Ankle|
|Urinary Tract Infection||Vaccinations|
When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?
Knowing where to go if you get sick or hurt can help you get the best medical care and save you time and money. How do you choose where to go when the unexpected happens?
Unless it's a true emergency the Emergency Room (ER) should not be the first stop.
Examples of when to go to the ER:
- Any life threatening or disabling condition
- Severe shortness of breath
- Cut or wound that won't stop bleeding
- Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
- High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion or difficulty breathing
- Major injuries
- Chest pain; numbness in the face, arm or leg; difficulty speaking
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Possible broken bones
• Call 911 for help with a true health emergency.
• Free-standing ER’s may be available for non-threatening emergencies, but these facilities may bill higher and often do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
$$$ - An ER visit is most likely going to be the most costly, depending on your insurance plan and if your deductible has been met.
If you need help but it isn't an emergency, here are some options:
Going to the ER might be your first instinct, but you have other options that can save you time and money over going to the ER. While urgent and emergency situations are serious, an urgent care center is for problems that need attention right away, but are not life threatening.
- Call your doctor. Your doctor can help you decide whether you should go to an urgent care center or go into the office
- Go to an urgent care center. Urgent care is for when you need to be treated right away, but your problem isn't serious. These centers are typically open late at night, weekends, and holidays. Visit Wilson Health Urgent Care to learn more.
- Visit a doctor using Wilson Health Virtual Care. 24/7 care when you need it most. Visit Wilson Health Virtual Care to learn more.
When Should I Go to the Urgent Care?
You should considering going to the Urgent Care if you have conditions that are not life-threatening but require immediate attention.
• Accepts walk-ins.
• Take many kinds of insurance.
• Two convenient locations when your primary care physician’s office is closed.
• Wilson Health Urgent Care offers treatment for common illnesses and minor injuries for patients of all ages.
• Go to an Urgent Care clinic for injuries or illnesses that can't wait for you to see your doctor
• Wilson Health's Urgent Care clinics are open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. - No appointment is necessary
$$ - The cost will depend on your insurance and if you had an tests run.
Wilson Health Urgent Care Locations
Wilson Health Urgent Care-Sidney
If you need medical care but feel safe to wait for regular hours.
• Your first call for anything not life-threatening.
• Your primary care physician knows you and your medical history.
• Can treat almost any kind of injury or illness that is not life-threatening.
• Preventative/well care visits and routine care.
Wilson Health System Doctors and Physicians
Wilson Health has more than 150 physicians on our medical staff. To find a physician, you can search by name, specialty, location or condition.
If you need to be hospitalized, our patient care team focuses on you and your special needs.
Not only are our nurses, technicians, and doctors highly skilled, they also offer a warm smile and a gentle touch to help speed recovery. At Wilson, we have the right team of health professionals who focus on your individualized care.
Acute Care Monitoring
Pediatric Care, with nurses specially trained to treat children up to age 17 who need care after treatment or surgery