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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

When you need prompt medical attention but are not experiencing an emergency situation, urgent care can meet your needs. An urgent care clinic delivers essential medical care for non-emergency situations, such as minor cuts requiring stitches. At PanCare of Florida in Marianna, urgent care is available for a wide range of illnesses, injuries, and other conditions.

Urgent Care

An urgent care setting is the ideal place to obtain crucial medical services when you need care quickly but are not facing an emergency. At PanCare of Florida in Marianna, our urgent care clinic has the essential medical equipment needed to diagnose and treat a wide range of concerns. For example, we can take x-ray images and perform blood tests.

Some of the health issues that can be treated in our urgent care setting include eye irritations, back injuries, and urinary tract infections. Urgent care can also help if you are experiencing flu symptoms, a sore throat, severe cough, or other related symptoms. Examples of medical issues or injuries that are best treated in an urgent care clinic include:

  • High fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration
  • Cuts with minimal bleeding that need stitches
  • Minor breaks or fractures in the fingers or toes
  • Difficulty breathing due to asthma or other causes
  • Muscle or ligament sprains or strains
  • Rashes or skin infections

Emergency Care

While urgent care provides critical medical treatment, it is important to know when to seek emergency services instead. Emergency care is needed when facing a potentially life-threatening situation. Some examples of times when emergency treatment should be sought over urgent care include:

  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Severe head injury
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Difficult breathing

Urgent and emergency care services both provide medical treatment when needed. Urgent care can meet your medical needs in many situations, but seek emergency care for life-threatening conditions. To learn more about our urgent care services, call PanCare of Florida in Marianna at (850) 394-4907, or visit our website to see contact information for our locations in Blountstown, Bonifay, Bristol, Chipley, Freeport, Panama City, Port St. Joe, and Youngstown, FL.

*PanCare has established COVID-19 testing sites in Panama City, Marianna, Bristol, Port St. Joe, and Eastpoint. To be screened For testing, call our response line at 850-215-4181 Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.*