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Is it Better to Go to Urgent Care or the ER?

Is it Better to Go to Urgent Care or the ER?

So, you need treatment—and fast—for a nagging illness or sudden injury. And waiting days for an appointment at a primary care center is simply not an option. Therefore, the question becomes: Should you head to your local urgent care clinic or go straight to the emergency room?

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When to Go to the ER

Many people face this question on a daily basis. As a general rule of thumb, individuals who fear loss of life, limb, or vision should promptly call 911 or go to the nearest ER. It’s also important to seek emergency care if you or someone around you experiences any of the following:

When to Go to Urgent Care

In non-life-threatening scenarios, visiting an urgent care clinic is a more sensible, convenient, and affordable choice. Urgent care clinics specialize in providing walk-in treatment for many common health concerns, such as:


Dr. Ravi Kalidindi

Hi. My name is Dr. Ravi Kalidindi. I am a Board-certified Family Medicine Physician who specializes in Urgent Care and have provided highly personalized care for my patients for several years, treating a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Years of experience: 20 years

License number: 1234567

Location: Houston, TX

Houston’s Trusted Urgent Care Clinic

Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, is a modern and fully equipped urgent care clinic that is led by board-certified physicians. Our team provides affordable and convenient care for adults and children with all types of non-life-threatening health concerns. We even offer onsite X-ray imaging, clinical lab testing, flu shots, COVID-19 antibody testing, and more. Visit us today!

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Mrs. Tasha

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Lifeline Urgent Care is a go to in your time of medical need. The staff there were professional, attentive and helpful. They handled me with care and listened to my concerns. Marissa, the physician assistant was so good I wanted her as my PCP. I definitely will go back if I need urgent care. Thank you.

Frequently asked questions

Our goal is simple; we strive to provide a high level of easily accessible and affordable medical care to patients. Here are some of the frequently asked questions our clients have:

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