Emergency care can save your life if you’re critically sick or injured. But for less severe complaints, you may get faster and less expensive treatment by heading to an urgent care center.
Urgent care centers treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. They are good options when you need same-day care outside of normal office hours or when your doctor is not available.
Common reasons to visit an urgent care center include:
If an illness or injury is severe or if you need care immediately, the emergency room is the right choice. Emergency rooms are equipped and staffed to handle complex and critical care needs.
Common reasons to visit an emergency room include:
It's important to remember that you must go to an urgent care center within your plan medical group. Be sure to call your primary care physician (PCP) prior to your visit. If you are unable to reach your doctor during
business hours, please call Customer Care at 1-858-499-8300.
Outside of business hours and 24 hours on weekends, please call Sharp Nurse Connection® at 1-800-359-2002.
You can visit a convenient urgent care center near you. After receiving urgent care services, your PCP may want to see you when you return.
Easily check wait times online for urgent care centers in your plan medical group before you hit the road. Select locations will let you save a spot in line.
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Feel better with a virtual urgent care visit from wherever you are.
If you need emergency care, you can save a spot at an ER near you.
Send a message to Customer Care, or call us at the phone number on the back of your Sharp Health Plan member ID card.
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