When you need health care in an emergency, you can count on Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). More than 180,000 patients trust their emergency care to NGMC each year.
Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians and expert nurses, paramedics and technicians.
Urgent Care or ER?
What is the difference between these two areas of care? Find out below!
When your doctor is not available, Urgent Care clinics provide care for non-life-threatening medical problems or problems that could become worse if you wait. Urgent Care clinics provide walk-in appointments and treat patients six months and older.
- seasonal allergies
- sinus infections
- sore throat
- urinary tract infections
- pink eye
- minor back pain
- minor cuts and burns
- minor broken bones
- minor muscular pain
- minor eye injuries
- minor abcesses
- poison ivy
You should use the hospital emergency room for very serious or life-threatening problems. Hospital emergency rooms are not the place to go for common illnesses and minor injuries.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don’t wait!
- chest pain or pressure
- severe abdominal pain
- coughing or vomiting blood
- severe burns
- deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
- sudden blurred vision
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- sudden dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
- numbness in the face, arm or leg
- sudden, severe headache (not a migraine)
- high fevers
- new discomfort that is caused by exercise
- any condition you believe is life threatening