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Convenient Care Vs Emergency Care

Convenient Care Vs. Emergency Care

The right choice makes a difference

Convenient Care Locations

St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health
1916 North Main Street, Princeton
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am – 2:00pm

St. Margaret’s Midtown Health Center
1650 Midtown Road, Peru
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Weekends & Holidays: 9:00am – 1:00pm

When to use Convenient Care?

Convenient Care offers patients health care for minor, non-emergent injuries and illnesses. Some of the benefits that come with Convenient Care include:

  • Appointment-Free
  • Economical
  • Short Wait Times
  • Convenient Hours
  • Access to Basic Laboratory Testing and X-Rays

Conditions treated at Convenient Care:

  • Allergies
  • Athlete’s Foot and Ring Worm
  • Bladder Infections
  • Bug Bites
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Coughs and Congestion (Cold Symptoms)
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches
  • Fever
  • Minor Cuts (That May Need a Few Stitches)
  • Minor Injuries
  • Mild Vomiting/Flu Symptoms
  • Physicals
  • Rashes (Poison Ivy, etc.)
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat (Strep Testing Available)
  • And More

Note: If greater care is needed, our staff will direct patients to the appropriate healthcare provider. In a true emergency, we will transfer patients directly to the ER.

Emergency Care Location

St. Margaret’s Hospital
600 East First Street, Spring Valley

What is Considered an Emergency?

When you need immediate medical treatment for serious illnesses and injuries, CALL 911. Symptoms that require Emergency Care include:

Symptoms of a Heart Attack:

  • Chest Discomfort
  • Discomfort in Other Areas of the Upper Body (Such as in One or Both Arms, the Back, Neck, Jaw, or Stomach)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Other Signs May Include Breaking Out in a Cold Sweat, Nausea, or Lightheadedness

Symptoms of a Stroke:

  • Drooping or Numbness of One Side of the Face
  • Weakness in One Arm
  • Speech Difficulty or Slurred Speech

Other Urgent Symptoms:

  • Severe/Sudden Onset of Headache
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Head, Neck, or Back Injury
  • Fracture
  • Deep or Large Wound
  • Large Burn
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy-Related Problem
  • Convulsions or Seizure
  • Coughing Up or Vomiting Blood
  • Sudden or Unexplained Loss or Altered State of Consciousness
  • High Fever with Stiff Neck, Mental Confusion, or Difficulty Breathing
  • Infants Under 8 Weeks with a Fever