It’s bound to happen … you have an unexpected fall or spike a worrisome fever. Your doctor’s office is closed or booked. Often, immediate care is the most appropriate and efficient option for care for your illness or injury.
With four convenient locations, the Immediate Care Centers of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System provide quick, quality care on a walk-in basis or with an appointment for minor medical emergencies; accidents such as lacerations, burns, bruises, sprains or broken bones; and illnesses like cold and flu. We see patients of all ages, beginning at six months old. We have on-site capabilities for X-rays, EKG, lab tests (blood work, etc.) and more.
It’s important to understand when you should visit your primary care physician, when urgent care is appropriate, or when you should seek treatment in the hospital emergency department. Anyone with a life- or limb-threatening illness or injury should always seek treatment at the emergency department (ED). Those suffering chest pain or symptoms of a stroke should call 911 and go directly to the ED. Pregnant women should seek care with their obstetrician or, if an emergency, go directly to the ED.
When you need immediate care, we are here for you seven days a week, with extended hours to accommodate your schedule. Here, you’ll receive the quality care you expect from a traditional doctor’s office with the added convenience of an immediate care center.
How to Know Where to Go
Knowing where to seek treatment will save you time and could save your life in an emergency.
Immediate Care; Non-Life-Threatening Cases
- Cough, cold or sore throat
- Flu symptoms
- Mild asthma or allergies
- Mild cuts, bumps or scrapes
- Sinus infections
- Sports physicals
- Stomachaches, diarrhea or vomiting
- Treatment of broken bones
- Twisted or sprained ankles
Emergency Room Cases
Some medical issues must be treated in a hospital emergency department to ensure you get the best care for your serious symptoms, including:
- Chest pain
- Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or legs
- Choking or severe breathing problems
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Difficulty speaking
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or blurred vision
- Severe abdominal pain
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- Deep cuts
- Severe burns
Patient checklist: Before your visit
To maximize your time and that of your provider, take a few minutes to prepare a list of questions and to gather and bring needed information, including:
- Insurance (private/commercial, Medicare or Medicaid card)
- Valid photo ID
- Co-payment (consult your insurance provider)
- List of current medications
- Changes in your medical history
- Questions for your doctor