Should you go to the ER or urgent care?
Not sure if your medical crisis is an emergency or something that can wait until the next day? If you have a sudden, unexpected medical condition that could endanger your life or seriously harm your health if not treated immediately by a licensed medical professional, you should seek care at an emergency room or call 9-1-1. Urgent care may be an option for you if you have an injury or illness that requires medical attention within a few hours of onset.
Emergency medical conditions include:
- Suspected heart attack or stroke
- Sudden or extreme difficulty breathing
- Bleeding that will not stop or deep cuts
- Major burns
- Sudden and severe headache
- Severe abdominal pain
- Suspected poisoning
Learn more about Olathe Health’s emergency services.
Urgent medical conditions include:
- Burns and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Cough, colds and sore throats
- Ear and sinus infections
- Allergies and non-life threatening allergic reactions
- Fever and flu
- Skin irritations and rashes
- Insect bites and stings
- Animal bites
- Broken bones
- Urinary tract infections
Learn more about Olathe Health’s urgent care services.