Have you sustained an injury and you’re not sure where to go? Well, in this video, we take a look at the differences between a walk in clinic, an urgent care, and the ER. Although they all help people, there are varying degrees at which each one is necessary.
A walk in clinic is somewhere you go if you have a fever or a cold. A walk in clinic is staffed by mostly nurses, so you won’t find a practicing doctor here more than likely. This is a good place to go if you are trying to get to work the next morning and you need something stronger than something you can get at the pharmacy.
If you need stitches or you have a dislocated elbow, you can go to an urget care. An urgent care will have doctors on staff that can perform more intricate procedures. If you are in Washington, the Lacey urgent care is an excellent place to go to get some medical attention. Finally, once you are at the ER stage, the type of care you need could be to treat something potentially life-threatening.