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Convenient Care vs. Emergency Room Where Should You Seek Treatment

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Union Health recently experienced higher than-normal patient volumes, especially in our Emergency Room. We would encourage our community to be understanding and know that our clinical teams are working through fluctuating patient volumes while prioritizing levels of severity.
In order to help streamline where and when a patient should be evaluated, when possible, patients are asked to analyze their symptoms before making a trip to the Emergency Room. The best rule of thumb to follow is unless it’s a true emergency, convenient care and/or a visit with your primary care provider is generally a better use of a patient’s time and resources. This will help alleviate wait times for those in dire need.
 
A few examples are listed below.

Convenient Care

  • Minor Injury
  • Minor Cuts or Burns
  • Cough
  • Allergies
  • Rashes
  • Dehydration
  • Flu/Cold/COVID-19 symptoms and more...


     

Emergency Room

  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Poisoning
  • Head Injury
  • Seizures or Convulsions
  • Chest Pain/Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Spinal Injuries and more...

Union Health has two Convenient Care locations ready to serve you:
 

Downtown

221 S. 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
812.242.3737

Eastside

2133 S SR 46
Terre Haute, IN 47803
812.244.1800

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

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