The Difference Between Urgent Care and an Emergency Room

Difference Between Bloomfield Urgent Care and an Emergency Room 

Plymouth Urgent Care & Bloomfield Urgent Medical Care clinic are same-day clinics that can handle a variety of medical problems that need to be treated right away, but are not considered true emergencies. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you in Plymouth MI, and Bloomfield Hills MI.

Difference Between Bloomfield Urgent Care and an Emergency Room 
Difference Between Bloomfield Urgent Care and an Emergency Room 

It’s 7 p.m., you just got home from work and can already tell you’re coming down with an illness. When this all-to-common scenario happens to people every day, they typically have two options – visit the emergency room or go to an urgent care clinic.

The Difference Between Urgent Care and Emergency Rooms

Not sure if you should visit the ER or an urgent care facility? Typically, a good rule of thumb to follow is if it’s a life-threatening injury or illness, you should visit an emergency room. Most all other illnesses can be cared for at urgent care.

At Bloomfield and Plymouth, we Treat

  • Aches, pains, and bruises
  • Broken bones and sprains
  • Infections, including staph
  • Cuts, scrapes, lacerations, and burns
  • Cold, flu, and other viral illnesses
  • Ear, throat, and nose conditions
  • STIs
  • UTI and bladder infection
  • Lung infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin diseases and warts
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

When You Should Visit an Emergency Room

An urgent care facility is equipped to care for 80% of the reasons why people visit an emergency room, however it can’t completely take the place of an ER. If you experience any of the following illnesses, symptoms, or injuries, call 9-1-1 immediately for emergency assistance:

  • Chest pain or other signs of a heart attack
  • Numbness in your arms or legs, or other signs of a stroke
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • A life-threatening injury

The Benefits of Urgent Care
Shorter Wait Times

Because an ER takes life-threatening cases first, people who go to a hospital for minor injuries often have to wait several hours before being seen.

Professional Treatment

Everyone who works at Bloomfield and Plymouth Urgent Care is a trained medical professional.


A lack of insurance should never keep you from getting the medical attention you need and deserve. In addition to financing plans, we also offer discounts to patients who choose to pay in cash.

If you want to know more, call us or schedule an appointment online! We serve patients from Plymouth MI, Bloomfield Hills MI, Livonia MI, Novi MI, Worden MI, Canton MI, Southfield MI, Troy MI, and Farmington Hills MI.

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