After-Hours Care Options

It’s after clinic hours and you need medical care. Faith Regional Physician Services has a few options for you depending on the type of care you need and what works best for you, all provided by a local FRPS provider.

Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care vs. Virtual Visit

Many serious health concerns that may seem like an emergency can be just as easily treated at FRPS Urgent Care, and at a much lower cost. Knowing the difference between a medical emergency and something that needs quick treatment in an urgent care setting is key to saving money, your time and keeping the emergency room free to perform life-saving procedures.

When to Visit the Emergency Room

You should call 9-1-1 or go directly to the emergency room for life-threatening emergencies
Reasons to visit the emergency room can include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Sudden or Severe Pain
  • Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Uncontrolled, Severe Bleeding
  • Coughing and Vomiting Blood
  • Dizziness or Blindness
  • Slurred Speech or Confused Mental State

When to Visit Urgent Care

FRPS Urgent Care can handle non-life-threatening medical issues and also costs significantly less than emergency room care.
It may be appropriate to visit an urgent care if you or someone is experiencing:

  • Animal Bites (that are not toxic or severe)
  • Bladder Infections
  • Coughing
  • Sore Throats
  • Ear Infections
  • Sprains, Strains, or other Minor Injuries
  • Cold and Flu
  • Sinus Problems
  • Minor Fevers
  • Rashes

When to Use Virtual Visit

Today it’s easier than ever to connect to a doctor online. FRPS Virtual Visit connects you to a local FRPS provider for minor medical care via your smart phone or computer. Some examples of minor medical care that can be diagnosed and treated using FRPS Virtual Visit are:

  • Bladder Infections/Urinary Tract Infections
  • Pink Eye
  • Minor Burns
  • Insect Bites
  • Medication Refills
  • Cold and Flu
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Allergies
  • Rashes
  • Heartburn
  • Travel Medication