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Should I Go to a Walk in Medical Clinic or an Emergency Room? Information for Families in Mission Viejo, CA

Walk in Medical Clinic Mission Viejo CAVisiting a walk in medical clinic is a convenient and easy way to receive prompt care. That’s because walk in clinics in Mission Viejo, California, typically have shorter wait times and lower costs than emergency rooms. With this said, there are certain instances where patients should visit an emergency room instead of an urgent care center. To help you determine where you should go when illness or injury strikes, here is a brief overview of what walk in centers and emergency rooms can treat.

Professionals at walk in medical clinics specialize in treating non-life-threatening, acute injuries and illnesses, including but not limited to:

  • Colds
  • Flus
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throats
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear infections and/or pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Digestive problems
  • Broken bones
  • Sprain or strains
  • Skin rashes
  • Minor burns
  • Lacerations

In the event of a life-threatening medical condition, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. Symptoms that may indicate a life-threatening emergency include:

  • Chest pain
  • Sudden change in vision
  • Strange or confused behavior
  • Heavy bleeding that does not stop
  • Breathlessness or difficulty breathing
  • Abrupt dizziness, weakness, or sharp pain in the body
  • Severe, persistent vomiting
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood

Marque Urgent Care in Mission Viejo, CA, is pleased to provide a full spectrum of walk in health care services to children and adults experiencing non-life-threatening conditions. As an Urgent Care Association of America-certified walk in medical clinic, Marque Urgent Care’s experienced physicians provide compassionate, individualized treatment that is second to none. We invite you to visit us if you’re feeling under the weather; our Mission Viejo, CA, clinic has extended hours seven days a week for your convenience. Up-to-the-minute wait times are available on our website.





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