Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

It can be difficult to decide which type of care to seek in the event of a medical issue, but there can be a big difference in time and money. If your condition is not life-threatening, you can visit one of the Freeman Urgent Care clinics listed below.

Non-life threatening

Freeman Urgent Care walk-in clinics provide quick, convenient care for health needs that are not life threatening, but can’t wait until the next day or longer. They are open outside of regular business hours and are less expensive than emergency department care. Examples of conditions that can be dealt with in an urgent care clinic include:

  • Ear infections
  • Low fever, mild flu, or cold symptoms
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor injuries
  • Mild or moderate aches and pains
  • Minor rashes, cuts, and bites

Life threatening

Call 911 or visit the emergency room immediately if you are in severe pain or your condition is endangering your life. Examples of medical emergencies include:

  • Suspected heart attack
  • Suspected stroke
  • Broken bones
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood

Freeman West Emergency Room
1102 W. 32nd St.
Joplin, MO
417.347.6656

Freeman Neosho Emergency Room
113 W. Hickory St.
Neosho, MO
417.451.1234

Freeman Urgent Care - Joplin
1130 East 32nd St.
Joplin, MO
417.347.CARE (2273)

Freeman Urgent Care - Webb City
1636 S. Madison St.
Webb City, MO
417.347.CARE (2273)