Urgent Care vs ER in Columbia, SC

Urgent Care Clinic for Urgent Care Vs. ER in Columbia, SC
It is important to understand the difference between Urgent Care and the Emergency Room. Effectively using the correct medical treatment center can save you significant amounts of time, money and more importantly help save your life.

Urgent care is for conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate, serious threat to your health or life. In general, if your medical issue is life threatening call 911 or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an Urgent Care Center such as AFC Urgent Care is an excellent alternative.

Some examples of conditions that can be treated at AFC Urgent Care Center include the following:

Some examples of conditions that require a Hospital Emergency Room include the following:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Accidents and falls
  • Asthma – mild to moderate
  • Back problems
  • Bleeding from cuts, falls or kitchen accidents
  • Ear Pain
  • Eye Irritation
  • Fever
  • Migraine headache
  • Small bone fractures
  • Skin rashes
  • Sprains
  • STD Tests or Treatment
  • Sprains and broken bones
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary burning
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea and Dehydration
  • Amputations
  • Breathing Obstruction
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Drug overdose
  • Knife or gunshot wound
  • Loss of limb or severe broken bone
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy – severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures/Convulsions
  • Serious head, neck or back injury
  • Suspected Heart Attack or Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Always use your best judgment in making a medical decision. If you have any doubts call your family doctor, 911 or AFC Urgent Care Center. We are open every day of the week Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 4pm

Formerly AFC Doctors Express