Emergency Care Vs. Urgent Care: What's the Difference?

January 8, 2023

HealthDay News

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers some general advice, so you don't have to wonder where to go when immediate medical attention is needed.

"The emergency department is the best option for concerning symptoms, severe illness or injury, and we're open 24/7, 365," said ACEP President Dr. Christopher Kang. "Emergency physicians are ready to help anyone who needs them — we are trained to treat every kind of medical emergency."

Emergency departments have advanced medical equipment and are staffed to handle more complex care for severe health issues, the ACEP said in a college news release.

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