Urgent Care or ER? A guide to the right care in the right place EMERGENCY ROOM ALSO CONSIDER... URGENT CARE Urgent Care Emergency Room Seek urgent care for: Go to your nearest ER for: Abdominal pain - mild Bleeding that will not stop Allergic reactions - mild to moderate Bone breaks, compound fracture Asthma attacks - mild to moderate Unable to urinate* Colds, coughs & flu Fever in babies (under 8 weeks) Dehydration or heat exhaustion Loss or change of vision Ear and eye infections Major cuts, lacerations Fever* Motor vehicle accidents Minor burns Seizure w/o existing condition Minor eye injuries Serious burn Minor fractures Snake bite Scrapes, minor cuts and bruises Head, spine and serious neck or back injury Sinus infections Sudden difficulty breathing* Skin infections and rashes Sudden loss of consciousness Sore throat Suicidal thoughts Sports injuries, falls, sprains & strains Symptoms of heart attack or stroke Urinary tract infections Vaginal bleeding if pregnant Vomiting & diarrhea Vomiting or coughing up blood Patient charges and co-pays are usually lower in an urgent care clinic. The ER offers specialized care for more complex cases. UTMB’s ER is open 24 hours a day, every day. Urgent Care is open after hours: evenings, holidays and on weekends. Waits in ERs can be highly variable—and long at times. Depending on complexity of cases being treated, waits for urgent care are usually brief. The ER offers a full range of advanced technology. At this time, Urgent Care does not offer ultrasounds, CT scans or MRIs. *Call our nurse-staffed Access Center 24/7 at (800) 917-8906 utmbhealth.com/urgentcare Urgent Care at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes 2240 Gulf Freeway South League City, TX 77573 (832) 505-1234 League City Pediatric After-Hours Urgent Care 3023 Marina Bay Dr., Suite 101 League City, TX 77573 (281) 334-6578 Island Pediatric After-Hours Urgent Care 2027 61st Street Galveston, TX 77551 (409) 744-5437 UTMB Health Emergency Room 901 Harborside Dr. Galveston, TX, 77555 (409) 772-1191 Day or night, UTMB Health is available to answer your health questions at (800) 917-8906. This document is only a general guide and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are not sure whether you (or your child) needs urgent or emergency care, please go to the nearest ER or call 9-1-1.