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Published on September 06, 2022

Rutland Community Collaborative logoRight Care, Right Place. Where Should I Go For...

The Rutland Community Collaborative (RCC) wants you to know where to go when you or a loved one are experiencing medical issues. This information will help you decide if you should contact your primary care provider, head to urgent care, or if you need to be seen by the emergency department. 

Unless you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, contact your primary care provider first


Primary Care – Chronic Conditions, Preventive Health & Acute Illnesses

  • Wellness Visits
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Physical Exams
  • Screenings for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes
  • Fevers, Sore Throat, Colds, Flu
  • Vaccinations
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Rashes
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Minor Aches/Pains
  • Urinary Tract Infections

Urgent Care – Minor Illnesses When Your Provider is Unavailable

  • Minor Cuts Needing Stitches
  • Sinus Infections
  • Fevers, Sore Throat, Colds, Flu
  • Ear Aches
  • Pink Eye
  • Burns
  • Insect Stings
  • Tick Bites
  • Sprains
  • Rashes
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Urinary Tract Infections

Emergency Department – Life-Threatening Emergencies or Acute Complications

  • Chest Pain or Discomfort
  • Slurred Speech
  • Numbness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fainting/Change in Mental State
  • Severe/Uncontrollable Bleeding
  • Severe Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Broken Bone (with deformity or open wound)
  • Seizures
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Headache
  • Severe Flu
  • Weakness/Numbness on One Side
  • Severe/Facial Cuts (that may require stitches)
  • Serious Burns
  • Head or Eye Injury
  • Concussions
  • Dislocated Joints
  • Poisoning
  • Vaginal Bleeding with Pregnancy

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