Urgent Care

Urgent Care by Silver Medical LLC in Cheshire, CT strives to provide our clients with quality healthcare at an affordable cost. Urgent Care Physician Cheshire CT
We utilize the most up to date research and testing procedures. Our Doctors will work with you one on one to develop the best possible continued healthcare plan.
Silver Medical, Urgent Care is the premier facility to treat any immediate minor emergency including sprains, minor burns, allergies, cold & flu and more.
Urgent Care, Cheshire can offer same day appointments, a friendly confidential staff and modern technology. Of course, if you ever experience an emergency involving a heart attack or stroke you should immediately call 911.

Silver Medical, Urgent Care in Cheshire accepts most major health insurance and offers a wide range of office hours to accommodate your needs.  If your in need of Urgent care in Cheshire Contact Silver Medical at 203-271-3296 to experience the difference for yourself.

URGENT CARE vs. EMERGENCY ROOMS: Where Should I Go?

If you are experiencing a medical problem, it can be difficult to decide.
Does a broken arm require a trip to the emergency room?
What should you do for high fevers?
With the multitude of choices, it’s easy to become confused. “Many studies indicate a large chunk of patients who go to the ER could have been seen, diagnosed, and treated at an urgent care center, and at a much lower cost,” said Ryan Hummel, Director of Ambulatory Markets at Abington Health.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

It is important to know between emergency rooms and urgent care centers so you can get the appropriate care you need.

URGENT CARE CENTERS treat patients with less serious conditions when their primary care physician is unavailable.

PROS

  • Shorter wait times: patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Cheaper: co-pay is around the same cost as a specialist co-pay
  • More comprehensive than Primary Care: many have diagnostic services and
    a lab draw site area

CONS

  • They are not equipped to treat major medical traumas.
  • Centers have limited hours of operation

EMERGENCY ROOMS are designed to treat potentially life-threatening conditions.

PROS

  • Open 24-hours a day.
  • Equipped to treat major traumas and life-threatening conditions

CONS

  • Longer wait times: most seriously ill are seen first, so those with less
    urgent needs often wait longer to see a doctor
  • More expensive: many healthcare plans cover a portion of an ER visit, but you
    may also have a co-payment, out-of-network charge, or physician charge

WHEN SHOULD YOU VISIT EACH?

You should always visit the emergency room if you are unsure of where to go. However, it is important to know when to call 9-1-1.

CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE when you need life-saving treatment immediately. Help begins when the ambulance arrives, much earlier than if you were to drive yourself to the hospital.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • A life or limb-threatening injury
  • Symptoms of a heart attack or stroke

GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM if you have a potentially life-threatening condition, or you are ever unsure whether or not it is an emergency.

  • Persistent chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Loss of balance or fainting
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Severe heart palpitations
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden testicular pain and swelling
  • Head and eye injuries
  • Deep cuts that require stitches
  • Vision loss
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Infants with a fever
  • Fever with rash
  • Serious burns
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe pain

VISIT AN URGENT CARE CENTER when you have a condition that needs to be treated quickly, but is not an emergency.

  • Fever without a rash
  • Common sprain
  • Painful urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mild asthma
  • Broken bones of the wrist, hand, ankle, or foot.
  • A gradual onset of symptoms
  • When you have knowledge of the problem but are unable to meet with your primary
    care physician