Northwest Physicians Group Is Bringing Care Closer
November 10, 2020
It’s important to know where to go when you or a loved one has a medical issue. For serious medical emergencies like a heart attack or stroke, your destination should be the nearest hospital emergency room (ER). But where do you go for those minor, non-life-threatening concerns, like the flu, cuts and ear infections? A place like Northwest Urgent Care could be the answer.
The number of urgent care centers continues to increase, as the demand for convenient healthcare increases. Many visit urgent care centers because of the convenience of being able to walk in without an appointment and be seen quickly.
Urgent Care facilities like the newly opened Northwest Urgent Care provide care for minor illnesses and injuries like the following:
- Sore throat
- Ear infections
- Allergic reactions
- Nose bleeds
- Minor burns
- Pink eye
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and scrapes
- Minor fractures
No appointment is needed. You may walk in and get the medical care you need. School and sports physicals are also offered.
Northwest Urgent Care
7200 SW 45th
Amarillo, TX 79109
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm
Medical Emergency? Make the Right Choice.
Use the following as a guide when you need helping deciding where to go. If you are unsure what type of facility to choose for your emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Go to the ER or Call 911 for:
- Signs of possible stroke (slurred speech, facial drooping on one side, etc.)
- Signs of possible heart attack (chest pain, shortness of breath, etc.)
- Serious burns
- Fever with rash
- Difficulty breathing
- Broken bones
- Severe cuts
- Abnormal bleeding
Visit an Urgent Care Center for:
- Cold or flu
- Ear infections
- Pulled/strained muscles
- Urinary tract infections
Remember, certain medical conditions are simply too serious for urgent care centers and must be treated at a hospital ER.
Quality Emergency Care Close to Home
In addition to our hospital-based Emergency Department, Northwest Texas Healthcare System has two conveniently located freestanding emergency departments that provide around-the-clock emergency care