Is It an Emergency?

When You Shouldn’t Wait For Help

Only very serious health problems should bring you to University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus’ emergency room. These problems might make you think that someone will die or be severely hurt if he or she doesn’t get treatment right away. Problems might include:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Passing out
  • Severe trouble breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Sudden vision problems
  • Change in mental status, such as confusion
  • Signs or Symptoms of Stroke

When to Use Urgent Care

Go to an urgent care center if you need help for a minor health problem and your doctor’s office is closed. Also, if you need immediate help when you are not close to your doctor’s office, go to urgent care. You will usually have a shorter wait for care. The doctors can treat problems like these:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections and sore throats
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Mild asthma
  • Fever or rash
  • Animal bites

If you do not have a primary care physician, you may schedule an appointment at one of our three Baltimore-area University of Maryland Primary Care locations.

After hours care is available a certain sites.