Emergency Department

In Case of Emergency, Carry Personal Medical Records

The 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake is a good reminder that, in an emergency, you may not have access to personal medical records.

In this short video, Jeffery Leinen, M.D., FACEP, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation Urgent Care Medical Director, discusses how to prepare for any medical emergency.

Learn more about Sutter Urgent Care locations in the East Bay including Antioch and Castro Valley.

Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Urgent_Care_SHSSR_Elk_Grove_2012_1Knowing what to do when you or someone close to you needs immediate medical attention can be a tricky decision. Most people have heard of the emergency room (ER) but there is another option to consider if the condition isn’t life threatening. Urgent care centers offer some of the same services as emergency rooms, though they differ in several important ways.

In this short video below, Jeffery Leinen, M.D., FACEP, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation Urgent Care Medical Director, discusses the common conditions that can be treated at urgent care centers and life-threatening conditions that require emergency room care. Click here to learn more about Sutter Urgent Care locations in the East Bay including Antioch and Castro Valley.

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