Urgent Care or ER?

A 2008 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 1/3 of all emergency-room visits are not true emergencies. In addition to freeing up ER staff for true crises, visiting Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care for your own non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses can save you both time and money.

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care Emergency Room
Total visit: 1 hour or less average 4 hours average
Insurance copay: $30-$60 $100-$250
Full-price visit: $150 average Up to $750

Visit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care for…

Visit the emergency room or call 911 for…


Chest pain

Strains and sprains

Difficulty breathing

Broken bones

Severe bleeding


Head trauma

Ear infections

Loss of consciousness

Cough or sore throat

Blurred vision

Sinus pain

Coughing up or vomiting blood


Numbness in face, arm or leg


Difficulty speaking

Mild asthma

Mental confusion

Mild allergic reactions

Too weak to stand

Digestive issues (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)

Urinary tract infection

Skin irritations

Animal bites

Minor burns

Sports physicals

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