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When it comes to finding healthcare, there are a lot of options. Whether it’s urgent, primary or specialty, you can get the type of care you need — right here at Geisinger.
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Know your care options
Making the right decisions about your health — and where to go when you need care — is easier when you know your options. Here are a few tips to help.
Visit your primary care provider for annual physicals, prescription refills, vaccinations, screenings and help managing chronic conditions, like high blood pressure or diabetes. You can also turn to your PCP when non-life-threatening health conditions pop up, like a cold, rash or urinary tract infection.
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- Cuts that require stitches
- Insect bites or tick removal
- Ear, urinary and other infections
- Skin rashes
- Sprains and strains
You can also get urgent care online — those 18+ can see the next available Geisinger healthcare provider from the comfort of home for minor medical concerns, like allergies, cold or flu symptoms, UTIs and pink eye.
Head to the nearest emergency room if you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition and need immediate help. You can also call 911 if you’re unable to drive.
Go to the ER for:
- Bone breaks
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Fever in a newborn (less than 3 months old)
- Heavy bleeding
- Issues with pregnancy
- Loss of consciousness
- Serious head injuries
- Sudden worsening of a chronic condition (e.g., asthma or allergies)