It is important to know how to seek the right care at the right time in the case of an unexpected medical event.
For severe or potentially life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to a local hospital emergency room.
- Please note that these services are intended for true medical emergencies only.
- If you are unsure whether you should call 911 or go to a hospital, you can call the UHS Nurse Advice Line 24/7 at (512) 475-6977 for guidance.
For conditions or injuries that can be treated outside of an emergency room but require prompt attention, use the UHS Urgent Care Center during open hours or a local urgent care clinic. Some common reasons to use these clinics include:
- Wounds that require stitches
- Allergic reactions that are not life-threatening
- Sprains and minor fractures
For non-urgent healthcare needs, remember to schedule an appointment with the UT University Health Services or your primary care physician. This is the most appropriate and cost-effective way to address routine medical concerns.
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