Primary Care vs. Urgent Care vs. ER

January 18, 2018

 

With flu season in full swing, it is important to know when to seek medical treatment. Common cold and flu symptoms include a scratchy and sore throat, coughing, sneezing and stuffy nose, along with aches and pains. If you experience trouble breathing, chest pain, constant fever, pain when swallowing or constant severe cough, along with constant congestion and a headache, you should reach out to your Primary Care Physician.

 

If you cannot get in to see your Primary Care Physician, an urgent care clinic is your next best option. NARMC’s urgent care clinic, Mediquick, does not require an appointment and offers extended hours. Visit Mediquick on North Spring Street from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Flu symptoms do not warrant a visit to the Emergency Room. ER visits should be limited to life- or limb-threatening emergencies.

 

Take a look at the chart below detailing when and where to go for appropriate medical care.

 

 

 

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center is home to several clinics to meet your medical needs.

 

No matter where you are, NARMC has an option for you:

Claude Parrish Community Health Center, Lead Hill

Family Doctors Clinic, Harrison

Family Medicine Clinic, Harrison

Family Medicine Group, Harrison

Internal Medicine Clinic, Harrison

Marshall Family Practice, Marshall

Mediquick (urgent care clinic), Harrison

Newton County Family Practice, Jasper

The Physician’s Clinic of Berryville, Berryville 

Women’s Health and Family Center, Harrison

 

Visit the Clinic section of this website for more details and contact information for each clinic.

 

NARMC is proud to provide the best in care, close to home… no matter where you call home.

 

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