Getting the Right Care at the Right Place

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Urgent Care, Primary Care and the Emergency Room each treat different symptoms. By matching your symptoms to the right type of location for your needs, you can get faster care.

Urgent Care provides immediate medical attention for common illnesses​ like the following:

  • Sprains, broken bones and fractures needing x-ray
  • Lacerations
  • Abscesses
  • Coughs, colds and sore throats
  • Urinary pain
  • Earaches
  • Minor burns, rashes, sunburns and heat ailments
  • Nonlife-threatening allergic reactions
  • Fevers or flu-like symptoms
  • Mild to moderate stomach aches
  • Rashes or other skin irritations
  • Select immunizations

Visit ochsner.org/uc to find an Urgent Care Center near you or access urgent care through a virtual visit.

Walk-in appointments and extended hours available.

Primary Care provides comprehensive and continuous care for the following:

  • Annual checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic disease management
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • High blood sugar
  • Nonlife-threatening allergic reactions
  • Minor burns or injuries
  • Mild asthma
  • Mild to moderate stomach aches
  • Back pain
  • Mild to moderate chest pain
  • Headaches

Schedule an appointment with a Primary Care Physician by visiting ochsner.org/pc.

Extended hours available.

Emergency Care provides treatment for severe and life-threatening conditions:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe chest pain
  • Severe asthma attack/difficulty breathing
  • Severe head trauma
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Sudden vision loss or impairment
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe dehydration

For all emergencies, visit your local Emergency Room or dial 9-1-1.

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