Say for example you're a weekend warrior tackling a home improvement project you've long waited to do. It's a sunny Saturday morning, and your attention slips away. You accidentally cut your hand with an electric saw, but it's not too bad, definitely not life threatening. You think you need some stitches, but since it's the weekend, your doctor's office is closed. Your best bet for treatment is an emergency care center, right?
Actually, no. Health care facilities, which are also known as urgent care facilities, were created for exactly such instances as this. These are clinics with walk in doctors that have more convenient hours, more affordable prices, and faster treatment. They're there for the times when you can't see your doctor and when you shouldn't go to an emergency room, but still need medical attention quickly.
Emergency rooms are strictly for emergencies -- life threatening