It can be difficult to know when to go to an urgent care clinic versus when to go to the emergency room. At Matthews-Vu Medical Group, we strive to educate our patients about the differences between these facilities, and offer easy access to fast acute care when needed.
Urgent care centers like ours are equipped to diagnose and treat non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, such as flu symptoms, minor sprains and strains, or any symptoms that would prompt a visit to your primary care doctor. Urgent care centers also have much shorter wait times and lower costs than emergency rooms.
The Urgent Care Center at Matthews-Vu is equipped to diagnose and treat a wide variety of non-life-threatening conditions. In an urgent care facility, patients spend much less time waiting to be seen and generally pay much lower copays than they would at an ER. In fact, Matthews-Vu Urgent Care services are billed as extended-care, which means your copay is the same as an office visit with your primary care provider.
Come to our urgent care center if you experience any of the following:
An emergency room is for serious and life-threatening emergencies only. Emergency room staff are equipped to diagnose and treat any condition using MRIs, radiology labs, ultrasounds, CAT scans, and emergency surgery.
Do not hesitate to call an ambulance if you believe someone’s life may be at risk, as life-saving treatment can be given in an ambulance en route to the ER.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call 911 and/or go to the nearest ER immediately:
A sick visit is simply a visit to your doctor when you aren’t feeling well, and when you can be treated by your physician during normal business hours. If you experience any of the following symptoms, make an appointment with your primary care doctor, rather than going to an urgent care facility or ER:
The Matthews-Vu Urgent Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m, on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. We are located at 4190 E. Woodmen Rd, Suite. 230. Remember to bring your identification, insurance card, payment, and a list of your current medications. Call us at 719-418-2130 if you have any questions related to our urgent care services.