Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: When to Visit Each

September 21, 2022


A closer look at medical imaging 

In some cases, clinicians need diagnostic imaging or pathology tests to get the whole picture of a patient’s healthcare needs and diagnose symptoms. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Urgent Care gives you access to on-site labs and imaging, so you don’t have to leave the facility to get answers. On-site services include blood and tissue lab testing, ultrasounds and X-rays. 

Go here for immediate needs 

When your family needs care fast, you can trust the providers at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Urgent Care to quickly and expertly treat you. No appointment is needed to access fast, friendly and flexible care. Providers accept most insurance types, including Kaiser Permanente. 

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Urgent Care

1235 West Vine Street, Lodi, CA 95240

10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

If you’re sick or injured, should you visit an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room? Here’s how to know:

Visit an urgent care clinic for: 
  • Ear infections 
  • Sore throats, fevers, vomiting or diarrhea 
  • Minor cuts and burns 
  • Skin rashes or mild allergic reactions 
  • Back pain 
  • Sprains, strains and simple fractures 
  • Mild to moderate asthma 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Eye irritation 
  • Mild dehydration 
Visit an emergency room for: 
  • Chest pain or trouble breathing 
  • Severe pain or headaches 
  • Prolonged dizziness, sudden confusion, fainting or seizures 
  • Severe bleeding or cuts that expose bone or tissue 
  • Broken bones 
  • Serious burns 
  • Coughing up blood 
  • Severe allergic reactions 
  • High fevers, persistent vomiting or diarrhea