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If you need medical treatment when Express Care is closed, please visit an emergency department.
Our Express Care clinics, located in the East Greenwich and Westerly Medical & Wellness Centers, are here to accommodate your busy lifestyle. We are open seven days a week, including evenings, and staffed by highly-trained medical professionals that include board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Our team is dedicated to providing you with quality and compassionate care. All major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, are accepted at Express Care.
What's the difference between an Emergency Room and Express Care?
Express Care can treat virtually any non-emergency need, such as lacerations, upper respiratory illnesses, sprains, sports injuries, minor accidents, sore throat, and other conditions requiring prompt attention. Emergency Rooms are appropriate for strokes, severe bleeding, chest pain, breathing difficulties, head trauma, severe burns and other situations where every lost second could mean life, death or disability. The following can help you determine whether emergency room care, Express care, or a call to 911 is needed.
When to call 911
- When someone is choking
- When a person stops breathing
- Head injuries involving confusion, fainting and loss of consciousness
- An injury to the spine or neck, especially involving an inability to move or loss of feeling
- Lightning strike or electric shock
- Severe burns
- Severe chest pressure or pain
- Seizures lasting 3 to 5 minutes
- Fainting or passing out
- Breathing difficulties
- Pain in jaw or arm indicative of a cardiac episode
- Sudden, unusually severe headache
- Speech problems or trouble seeing, walking or moving
- Sudden confusion, dizziness, weakness or drooping on one side of the body
- Ingestion or inhalation of poisonous substances
- Severe bleeding
- Severe bone breaks, especially if a bone is protruding from the skin
- Deep wounds and severe burns
- Coughing or throwing up blood
- Extreme pain
- Severe allergic reactions involving hives, swelling or breathing difficulties
- Very high fevers
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
When to visit an Express Care
- Sore throats
- Low-grade fevers
- Minor rashes
- Back pain
- Minor cuts and burns
- Minor fractures
- Minor eye injuries
To ensure that you make the best decision for you and your family, review the previous guide, so you can make an appropriate plan of action based on your timely needs. Please note that co-pays are expected at the time of your visit. If you do require a higher level of care, you may be transported to an Emergency Department.