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Choosing the Right Care

Quick Care • Urgent Care • Emergency Care
What's the difference?

Choosing the right healthcare at the right time is important, but it is not always easy to determine where to go. Capital Region offers patients options when it comes to getting help in a timely manner.

Frequently, patients seek the services of the hospital emergency department for ailments or injuries that could be treated more economically, and just as effectively, at an urgent care facility. The following lists offer some guidance but are not necessarily all-inclusive. Click here to view in PDF format.

Quick Care

Offering care for patients ages 2 years and up.

  • Mild stomach upset, vomiting
  • Ear pain, infection, wax
  • Eye irritation, discharge, pink eye
  • Mild asthma attacks
  • Minor injuries, minor burns
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Headache
  • Minor Skin infections or rashes, poison ivy, bug bite (except tick bites)
  • Urinary pain, burning, frequency
  • Head Lice

Urgent Care

Offering care for patients ages 8 weeks or older.

  • Any illness or injury that would prompt you to see your primary care physician
  • Allergies
  • Cuts/scrapes/burns
  • Skin rashes
  • Bug bites
  • Sprains/strains
  • Splinter removal
  • Pink eye/eye irritation
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Cough/cold/flu
  • Fever
  • Sinus pain and congestion
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Bronchitis
  • Mild asthma exacerbation
  • Pain with urination/UTI
  • Vaginal discharge

Emergency Services

Care for patients of all ages.

  • Chest pain with shortness of breath and/or sweating
  • Serious or severe injuries
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
  • Altered mental states
  • Seizure
  • Blacking out or unconsciousness
  • Digit or extremity amputation
  • Poison ingestion