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

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