Emergency vs Immediate Care in Stamford | Stamford Health

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Where to Go for Urgent, Walk-In, or Emergency Medical Care

We have a variety of options for you depending on your situation. Explore the chart below to learn more.

How to know where to Go

Sometimes, illness or injury come unexpectedly. Where do you turn if your symptoms are serious and your unale to visit your doctor?

In order to get the most appropriate care, it's important to know the difference between Stamford Health's Emergency Department, Immediate Care Center, Walk-In Center and Stamford Health On Call Care.

Remember, if it's a true emergency, dial 911.

Emergency Department Immediate Care Center Walk-In Center Stamford Health On Call Care (Virtual Care)
Location One Hospital Plaza Stamford

36 Strawberry Hill Court Stamford

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292 Long Ridge Road Stamford Anywhere Stamfordhealth.org/oncallcare
Why To Go Critical or suspected life-threatening issue Immediate medical attention, but not a life-threatening condition When you're seeking primary care services after hours or when your usual physician is not available; must be 14 or older When you're seeking primary care services after hours or when you're unable to visit your doctor, or you can't or don't want to leave home
Top Reasons for Visit
  • Abdominal pain
  • Alcohol or drug dependence
  • Burns
  • Chest pain, pressure or discomfort
  • Complications of pregnancy
  • Emergency situations in older adults, infants & children
  • Fainting
  • Loss of vision
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Numbness or paralysis (stroke symptoms)
  • Seizure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden change in mental status
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Abscesses
  • Allergies
  • Breaks & fractures (uncomplicated/simple or suspected breaks or fractures, bone not showing through skin)
  • Bumps & bruises
  • Cold & flu
  • Cough
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Cuts & lacerations
  • Ear pain/earache
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Nasal congestion
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Sore throat/strep throat
  • Sprains & strains
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Wheezing (ran out of inhaler, mild case)
  • Wounds or lacerations
  • Certain immunizations & vaccines, most with a doctor's order
  • Cold/flu or COVID-19 symptoms: please call in advance to schedule a virtual visit
  • Ear pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Flu vaccine by appointment
  • Minor burns
  • Rashes
  • Simple abrasions
  • Small, uncomplicated injuries not requiring stitches
  • Sprains/strains/bumps/bruises
  • Urinary tract infection

  • Allergies
  • Cold/cough/fever
  • Neck/back pain, headache
  • Rash/skin infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Yeast infection (women)
Insurance Accepted? Yes Data Data Data
Appointment Required? No No Preferred; required for a flu shot for 2020-2021 No

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