Choosing where to go for care depends a lot on what you need care for, and how seriously ill or injured you are. This guide can help you decide what level of service you need.
If someone has a minor illness or injury, needs assistance with a chronic illness or needs a routine health exam or immunization, a primary care provider is the right choice.
Primary care is a great choice for:
If someone becomes ill or is injured and their condition does not pose an immediate, serious threat to their health or life, urgent care is the right choice.
When your regular doctor or health care provider is not available, you should go to an urgent care clinic for:
If you think someone could suffer significant harm or die without prompt attention, seek emergency care — or call 911 — immediately.
Emergency care is the right choice for treating conditions such as:
Designed to meet the needs of busy individuals and families on the go, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care is more than just an urgent care clinic. We serve as your personal health care concierge from the time you walk in the door until you're headed back to your car. Everything revolves around you. And, because each Indigo Urgent Care is part of the MultiCare family, we’ll make sure that you’re better connected to the care you need.
Visit Indigo Urgent Care online to learn more and find a location near you.
MultiCare Virtual Care offers alternative options to traditional walk-in, urgent care services through our video visit and e-visit services. Both bring high-quality medical care for select minor injuries and illnesses to wherever you are in Washington state, all for a reasonable, set fee. Visit MultiCare Virtual Care to learn more.
You should call 911 to get an ambulance if:
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