The Emergency Room is a notoriously crowded place. Wait times can be hours before you see a doctor. After that long wait, you can find yourself paying hundreds of dollars, even with insurance coverage. If your ailment is not life threatening, there is a faster and cheaper alternative.

This chart will help you decide if you need urgent care or emergency room care



Urgent care centers, such as AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale are able to treat your non-life threatening illness or injury in our facility. Our board certified doctors can treat you for a fraction of the cost and time. Wait times are relatively low, or even non-existent, and our doctors can diagnose and treat you in the same day. We have an on-site lab and x-ray equipment on site to assist with your diagnosis, so we can help you get better faster.

Come to an urgent care center to get treated for:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Accidents and falls
  • Asthma โ€“ mild to moderate
  • Back problems
  • Bleeding from cuts, falls or kitchen accidents
  • Ear Pain
  • Eye Irritation
  • Fever
  • Migraine headache
  • Small bone fractures
  • Skin rashes
  • Sprains
  • STD Tests or Treatment
  • Sprains and broken bones
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary burning
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea and Dehydration

You should seek medical attention at an emergency room if you are experiencing, or need treatment for the following health emergencies:

  • Amputations
  • Breathing Obstruction
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Drug overdose
  • Knife or gunshot wound
  • Loss of limb or severe broken bone
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy โ€“ severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures/Convulsions
  • Serious head, neck or back injury
  • Suspected Heart Attack or Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Always use your best judgment in making a medical decision. If you have any doubts, call your family doctor, 911 or medical aid unit in Hartsdale, New York such as AFC Urgent Care Center. We are open from 8am to 8pm Monday โ€“ Friday, and 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

For more information visit us at 359 North Central Ave in Hartsdale NY or call 914-448-2273.