Severe cuts that may require stitches
Before you go to urgent care, you should call 911. Your location will determine if an ambulance ride is necessary and you’ll be sent to a hospital with proper facilities. Of course, there are other medical conditions that can cause intense and immediate discomfort, like a heart attack. Chest pains associated with a heart attack can sometimes feel like mild discomfort. Other symptoms of heart attacks include sudden fatigue, sweating and nausea; however, it’s worth noting that these symptoms may not always occur as severe chest pains during a heart attack. If any of these warning signs happen suddenly while you’re at home alone (if someone else isn’t around), quickly dial 911 for help; don’t wait for others to arrive if they’re not home.
If you have a cut that is bleeding heavily, come to urgent care. Do not clean it before coming to see us. If stitches are needed, we will provide them on site so you don’t have to get in your car and drive home with a bandage over your wound. Keep in mind that if you received stitches in other medical settings (for example, an emergency room), you should visit Urgent Care before those sutures dissolve.