Lake Oconee Primary and Urgent Care Center

Reasons to go to the ER


Use urgent care to treat an illness or injury that is not life-threatening and doesn’t appear to pose a serious health risk, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma attack (minor)
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds, flu, fever
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection
  • Insect bites
  • Migraines
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts/lacerations
  • Minor head injury
  • Nausea
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Simple fracture
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stitches
  • Urinary tract infections


Seek emergency care, by calling 911 when serious or life-threatening illness or injury is suspected, such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Compound fractures (bone visible)
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Fevers in infants less than two months old
  • High fever
  • Ingestion of obstructive objects
  • Ingestion of poisons
  • Major head injury
  • Palpitations
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe asthma attack
  • Severe burns
  • Severe headaches
  • Shock
  • Significant trauma or injuries
  • Snake bites
  • Unconscious or catatonic state
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

DID YOU KNOW: Urgent Care and Emergency Care serve very different types of patients and conditions. When used appropriately for non-life-threatening conditions, Urgent Care can be a cost-effective treatment option, with a co-pay that is usually less than one for an emergency room visit.

Emergency Call

In case of urgent, feel free to ask questions.