Harvard Women's Health Watch

Can't wait to see the doctor? You have choices

There are several options for medical care when you can’t see your doctor: emergency rooms for life-threatening emergencies and serious injuries; urgent-care clinics for less serious infections, injuries, and tests; and retail clinics for minor problems.
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