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Urgent Care vs ER Questions and Answers

If you are looking for a reliable, walk-in medical clinic that can help you with your non-emergency or non-life and limb-threatening situations, visit AFC Urgent Care Loxahatchee Groves today! We are located at 15689 Southern Blvd. #101 Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470.

Urgent Care Near Me in Loxahatchee Groves, FL

Is Urgent Care faster than ER?

If you are experiencing an illness or injury that is serious, but not considered a medical emergency, consider visiting AFC Urgent Care Loxahatchee Groves today to receive top rated medical care. Our professional and caring staff offers faster and more affordable medical care services than if you were to visit an emergency room for the same issues.

Urgent cares are available to provide many of the same basic necessary medical services as your primary care clinics or family doctors office, but with extended hours and additional services not found at your primary care doctors clinic.

Emergency rooms are available for all life-threatening and limb-threatening medical emergencies and take those on before taking on any other medical issues that walk in their doors.

What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?

AFC Urgent Care offers the ability for a one-stop medical clinic for all of your urgent care medical needs including DOT Physicals, STD Testing, Lab Tests, Digital X-rays and so much more!

AFC Urgent Care Loxahatchee Groves offers affordable medical treatment for our urgent care services, as well we take most insurances. We are able to treat any non-emergency medical issues including but not limited to:

  • Illness
    • COVID-19 Testing
    • Bladder Infections
    • Cold Sores
    • Kidney Infection
    • Staph Infections and more
  • Injury
    • Back Pain
    • Digital X-rays
    • Lacerations
    • Work Comp Injuries
    • Puncture Wounds and more
  • Prevention
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Drug Testing
    • Employment Screening
    • Sport and School Physicals
    • Confidential STD Testing and more

Is it better to go to urgent care or ER?

Urgent cares are some of the most popular and ever-expanding medical clinics in the USA; emergency rooms are able to help more and more patients faster with medical emergencies than ever before thanks to urgent cares taking on non-emergency issues. A few things to keep in mind when trying to figure out whether to visit a walk-in urgent care like AFC Urgent Care Loxahatchee Groves or an emergency room:

  1. Severity of the health issue

At the hospital’s emergency rooms, they focus on treating patients with life-threatening or limb-threatening health conditions first for anyone of any age before treating patients with less severe issues. Emergency rooms are the better option if you require immediate emergency medical attention.

Urgent cares are the middle ground and help to alleviate the demand on primary care doctor clinics and taking non-emergency patients from emergency rooms for minor illness or injuries as well as other services like lab tests, x-rays and much more.

  1. Hours and staff

Hospital emergency rooms are staffed with the likes of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses trained in the delivery and the utmost professional emergency care to their patients. Emergency rooms have quick access to advanced specialties for emergency issues like cardiology, neurology and orthopedics.

However, urgent care clinics like AFC urgent care are staffed with the same physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses with the same training, with a caring and nurturing attitude to help you feel the most comfortable during your visit. Our urgent care clinics have the ability to get lab tests, x-rays, physicals all done within a matter of minutes to an hour all available in the same clinic, offering you less wait time to get several services done. Urgent cares have more set hours, but they are extended compared to your primary or family care doctor clinics. Finally, urgent cares offer more affordable care in comparison to emergency rooms.

  1. Treatable conditions at each

AFC Urgent Care:

  • Bronchitis
  • Cuts and Minor Burns
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  • Ear Pain or Ear issues
  • Skin conditions
  • Sprains, Broken Bones or Joint Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • UTI/STD Testing and Treatment
  • Back, Neck and Body/Muscle Pain; and much more

Emergency Department:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Compound fracture
  • Head injuries
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Severe Abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden, severe headache or paralysis and weakness
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

Remember to always call 9-1-1 and do not take yourself in to the hospital if you or someone else is experiencing any difficulty with breathing, shortness of breath, life-threatening or limb-threatening situations, or signs of a stroke or heart attack.

What are some benefits of going to an urgent care instead of an ER?

AFC Urgent Care offers quick, reliable walk-in or appointment service with little to no wait times, affordable care and access to a wide variety of medical services for non-emergency health issues. We are located at 15689 Southern Blvd. #101 Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470. We serve patients from Loxahatchee Groves FL, Royal Palm Beach FL, Wellington FL, Golden Lakes FL, Century Village FL, and Westgate FL.


15689 Southern Blvd.
#101 Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470

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