Should I Go to the Emergency Room or the Urgent Care? And Why is the Wait so Long?
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Better Black Health with Dr. Greg Hall welcomes his wife, Melanie Hall, a nurse practitioner who has worked in the emergency department, urgent care, and hospital to discuss the best approaches to decisiding whether to go to the emergency department or a "convenience clinic" like an Urgent Care or an Express Care. The best advice is to call first and describe your symptoms. In all emergencies, call 911 immediately! They discuss why your ER wait may be longer than you would think. And also discuss why antibiotics may not always be the best answer when you have a virus. Go to to learn more about African American health.

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