What Level of Care Do I Need?

Not sure what type of medical care you need? Use this guide for suggestions.

PRIMARY CARE

Schedule an appointment with an AtlantiCare Primary Care Provider for basic problems, or if you’re not sure what’s wrong.

Primary Care Providers treat:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Sore throats
  • Minor injuries
  • Aches
  • Pains
  • Routine health exams
  • Undiagnosed health concerns

Primary Care Providers are available during the week, or for a phone consultation, if you’re not sure what’s wrong, or where you should go.

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URGENT CARE

For non-life-threatening problems, go to an AtlantiCare Urgent Care Center which offers the same resources as a Primary Care facility. No appointment is needed and most insurance plans are accepted.

Urgent care centers offer:

  • General illness care
  • Sutures/stitches
  • Splints
  • Nebulizer therapy
  • Onsite lab tests and X-rays*
  • EKGs
  • IV fluids and medications
  • Prescription writing
  • Foreign body removal

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*at select locations only

EMERGENCY CARE

If you even suspect that you’re having a stroke or heart attack but aren’t sure, call 9-1-1 and insist on being taken to the nearest hospital ER by ambulance immediately.

Describe your symptoms to the 9-1-1 operator so paramedics know which hospital is equipped to deal with your emergency. Every second counts in an emergency, and can mean the difference between life and death, or survival with or without being handicapped or limited for life.

AtlantiCare Emergency Departments are located at its ARMC Mainland and Atlantic City Hospitals, and in Hammonton at the AtlantiCare Health Park. They’re government certified, ready to receive you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are equipped to handle trauma, strokes, heart attacks, and any other emergencies.

Going by ambulance, rather than by car, can save your life. Paramedics will begin your treatment, and instantly contact the hospital Emergency Department so they’re ready to take over the minute you arrive, without losing a second.

Emergency clinicians recognize, diagnose, and make sure that you receive the immediate care you need. Should a specialist be needed, Emergency Department providers will contact the specialist to coordinate your medical needs.

Rush to the hospital ER for:

  • Heart attack symptoms
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Trauma
  • Car accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Falls
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Severe bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Asthma attacks
  • COPD
  • Animal attacks: biting or mauling

For answers to frequently asked questions about emergency care, click here.

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