Our New Urgent Care Opens on October 10, 2013!
You will be able to find us at:
3245 E. Highway 50, Suite E
Cañon City, CO 81212
When to Use Urgent Care
Urgent care is for conditions that require attention but do not suggest an immediate threat to your health or life. Examples include:
- minor injuries and lacerations
- eye redness or discomfort
- minor fractures, sprains and strains
- urinary symptoms
- coughs and colds
- fever, flu, or sore throat
- skin rashes and infections
An licensed medical professional may determine that your condition needs emergency evaluation and recommend that you be taken to the hospital’s emergency room for further treatment.
When to use the ER
Use emergency care for sudden, unexpected medical conditions that, in the reasonable judgment of a sensible person, would endanger a person's life or seriously harm the person's health if not treated quickly by a licensed medical professional. The following warning signs, provided by the American College of Emergency Physicians, indicate a medical emergency.
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Changes in vision
- Confusion or changes in mental status
- Any sudden or severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Suicidal feelings
- Difficulty speaking
Children have unique medical problems and may display different symptoms than adults. Symptoms that are serious for a child may not be as serious for an adult. Children may also be unable to communicate their condition, which means an adult will have to describe the behavior. Always get immediate medical attention if you think your child is having a medical emergency.
Learn more about our Emergency Services
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