Sick on the Weekend? Try Urgent Care for Free!
When you don’t feel well on a weekend or late at night, you might not know what to do. Should you go to the Emergency Room (ER)? Should you wait to see your doctor? Why not try an Urgent Care near you? Most times it is faster than going to the ER. And as a member of Louisiana Healthcare Connections it’s free!
What Can Urgent Care Treat?
An Urgent Care Clinic can treat you for a common illness or a minor injury. Some of these examples include:
- Cold, flu, headache
- Earache or sore throat
- Diarrhea, fever, rash
- Back pain
- Small cut or burn
- Simple sprain or broken bone
When Should I Go to the ER Instead?
It’s one thing to not feel well or have a minor injury. But if you have a life-threatening condition, do not wait! Call 911 or go to the ER immediately. Some of these examples include:
- Bleeding that will not stop
- Suddenly unable to see, move or speak
- Severe pain, including chest pain
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Convulsions or seizures
- Chemical poisoning
- Loss of consciousness
- Trouble breathing
- Drug overdose
Still Not Sure? Call us 24/7!
As a Louisiana Healthcare Connections member, you can call our free, 24-hour Nurse Line to get help finding the right care in the right place. Just call 1-866-595-8133 (TTY: 711) and say, “Nurse.”
Don’t forget: As a Louisiana Healthcare Connections member, you also have access to free transportation to medical appointments! You can schedule a ride to urgent care any time, seven days a week, by calling 1-855-369-3723 (TTY: 711) or schedule online.