Know Where to Go

Know Where To Go -

Picking the right health care provider in the event of an unexpected medical problem is important in helping you achieve a positive outcome. It is even more important now that the Solon Medical Campus of St. Vincent Charity, located at 33001 Solon Rd., has become an Urgent Care Center. This means they are now best suited to treat urgent illnesses or injuries that won’t cause further disability or death if not treated immediately, but require professional attention to prevent them from developing into a greater threat. Some examples of these common conditions include:

  • Animal bites
  • Fever or rash
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Mild asthma
  • Minor burns and lacerations
  • Sinus infections, sore throats and earaches
  • Sprains
  • Urinary tract infections

Urgent Care is an option that can save you money and waiting time when you have a condition that requires prompt attention, but does not pose an immediate threat of disability or death.
The initial minutes after a medical crisis has begun are often the most critical. Symptoms that indicate the need for Emergency Care include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Head injuries
  • Intense pain
  • Loss of consciousness or seizure
  • Major burns
  • Paralysis
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe reaction to an insect bite, medication or food
  • Severe trouble breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Sudden vision problems
  • Trouble Breathing

Calling 911 for help is one of the most important steps you can take in an emergency situation because paramedics can begin treatment before you reach the emergency room. Solon’s paramedics can quickly transport you or your loved 1 to one of our closest Emergency Rooms including: Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center in Twinsburg, UH Ahuja Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital and UH Bedford Hospital.

If your condition poses an immediate life threat and you go to an Urgent Care Center, you must then be transferred Emergency Room, which causes you to lose valuable treatment time. Knowing where to go when you have an unexpected medical problem will help you receive the best care.