Emergency Room or Urgent Care: Where to go for Women's Health Issues

Dec 10, 2019 8:50:59 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services, Women's Issues

We have all had the occasional health concern and have wondered whether we should go to urgent care or directly to the emergency room. It can be overwhelming to think about, especially if the situation has to do with women's health issues such as pregnancy or gynecological health issues in general. Pregnancy_No-Border

We've compiled the following information to put your mind at ease and help you make the right choice when it comes to visiting the hospital!

Metro OBGYN Urgent Care

It’s not always necessary to go straight to the emergency room. In fact, a recent survey by CityMD showed that 89% of people head to emergency rooms before they think about their alternatives.

Urgent care can be a lot friendlier to your wallet than an emergency room with wait times that are much more reasonable. Better yet? You can usually walk into an urgent care clinic without a previous appointment. 

So, what women's health issues can the Metro OBGYN Urgent Care help you with? Check out the list below!

  • Breast Health 
  • Bladder Health
  • STD Screening
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Pregnancy Tests

It’s important to note that urgent care does not deal with the following issues: 

  • Preventive Services 
  • Primary Care 
  • Annual Exams 
  • Recurring Treatments  

If your primary OBGYN is fully booked, then urgent care is a great way to be seen quickly, be treated affordably, and get the peace of mind that you are looking for when faced with an urgent but non-emergency health situation.

Can I visit Urgent Care whilst I am pregnant?

Metro OBGYN’s Urgent Care is not just for women seeking immediate treatment for gynecological issues—there are also a range of services dedicated to expectant mothers.

When pregnant, a woman's body goes through many changes, both physical and hormonal that can result in an expectant mother racing to the emergency room for even the most minor issue. If the health concern in question is a minor one, a trip to urgent care can save you time and money. For more information about the services that urgent care provides for pregnant women, check out our blog here.

Emergency Room

We’ve covered some of the reasons why you should go to Metro OBGYN Urgent Care, now it’s time to talk about when you should be visiting the ER. In an emergency situation that requires urgent or complex medical attention, you should always call 911 or have someone take you to the emergency room. Some examples of emergency situations include:

  • Loss of consciousness (fainting)
  • Severe vaginal bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Chest pains
  • Pressure in your chest
  • Long bone breaks (arm or leg) 
  • Centralized bone break (skull, neck, hip) 
  • A broken bone that restricts blood flow (it will feel numb!)

While Metro OGBYN Urgent Care provides great service for pregnant women, there are situations that require a visit to the emergency room, such as:

  • Premature membrane rupture 
  • Cord prolapse 
  • Decrease or stop in fetal movement
  • Seizures
  • Major abdominal pain 
  • Shock 
  • Headaches and blurred vision 
  • Recovering from miscarriages 
  • Major vaginal bleeding 
If you are suffering from one of these symptoms, call 911 immediately or have a trusted friend or family member take you to the emergency room right away. These symptoms can indicate a serious complication in your pregnancy, and urgent attention is needed if this is the case, both for your health and that of your expected child.


Need Immediate Care?

When health concerns arise, you may not be able to get an appointment with your primary OBGYN right away. Metro OBGYN Urgent Care is an excellent option for expectant mothers seeking immediate care. Experience the benefits of urgent care when you walk into our Woodbury Metro OBGYN Urgent Care location today.

Learn more about our urgent care offerings here! 

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Metro OBGYN Team

Written by Metro OBGYN Team

Metro OBGYN is an independently owned practice that provides compassionate, convenient care across the spectrum of women's health services.

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