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Immediate Care

Via Christi Immediate Care offers online check-in for its Wichita locations 

A visit to the Immediate Care can save you time and money over using an ER, because minor illnesses are kept waiting at the ER to give priority to patients with life-threatening conditions. Co-pays are also less for Immediate Care.

In the moment of a medical problem it can be hard to decide whether a medical issue is really an emergency or better suited for immediate care. Knowing the basic guidelines can help you avoid unnecessary costs, long waits, and visits to multiple facilities.

Visit immediate or urgent care in case of:

  • Allergic reactions (mild)
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Colds
  • Coughs
  • Ear infections
  • Eye irritations (scratches, pinkeye)
  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Fractures (splinting only)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insect or animal bites that are not severe
  • Mild abdominal pain
  • Minor burns (including sunburns)
  • Minor cuts, lacerations or abrasions
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Sinus infection
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary problems or urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Vomiting

Visit a hospital emergency room in case of:

  • Any kind of severe pain or injury
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Chest pain
  • Dislocation
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Head or Spinal injuries
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Overdoses
  • Poisoning
  • Post-operative problems (call surgical service)
  • Pregnancy problems (call obstetrical service)
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe asthma (respiratory distress)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stab wounds
  • Stroke or stroke-like symptoms