When to Choose CareConnect

When an illness or injury requires immediate attention, sometimes it is difficult to know whether it is truly an emergency. Generally, an emergency is a life-threatening or impairing condition. On the other hand, you may need urgent treatment when your regular doctor's office is not available. CareConnect offers high-quality care that's convenient and affordable when minor illness and injury strikes.

Some examples of conditions that can be treated at CareConnect include:

  • Colds and sore throats
  • Upper respiratory infections, sinus infections, bronchitis or the flu
  • Mild asthma attacks
  • Allergies or rashes
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract and gynecologic infections
  • Wounds and cuts that need stitches or sutures
  • Falls resulting in minor injury
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Minor abdominal pain, stomach upset or gastroenteritis

For life-threatening illness or injury, call 9-1-1 immediately, and care will be provided at the nearest emergency department. However, these visits should only be reserved for true emergencies.

When to choose the Emergency Department:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Upper stomach pain or pressure
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Heavy or uncontrollable bleeding
  • Unconsciousness
  • Seizures
  • Falls resulting in major injury
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sudden or excessive pain
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion