Do I go to Minor Care or the Emergency Center?
We understand your time is valuable. For this reason, it’s important to know the types of ailments that can be treated in a minor care facility versus the emergency center. This will save you valuable time in getting your condition diagnosed and treated, so you can begin feeling better right away.
Westside Minor Care is equipped to care for non-life-threatening problems such as:
- 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
There are some medical issues that must be treated in an emergency center to ensure you get the best care for your serious symptoms. These symptoms include:
- 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
- Loss of consciousness
- Deep cuts
- Severe burns
It is important that you have a primary care physician who can follow up with you regarding your care. Westside Minor Care should not be used as your sole healthcare provider.
There are many physicians within the Spartanburg Regional Physician Group, and we would be happy to supply you with more information.