Where to Go for Treatment - Emergency Room or Primary Care Provider?
We have a variety of health care facilities in the community that can diagnose and treat your health condition. Different places specialize in different treatment, so consider the severity and type of your condition before heading to the doctor or hospital.
View the quick lists below to see which treatment center is the right one for your illness or injury. And remember, when in doubt, call 911.
When to Visit the Emergency Room
You should use the emergency room for any life or death emergency. You should follow up with your primary care doctor after a visit to emergency room.
- ER at UM BWMC
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
- Allergic reactions
- Babies needing immediate care
- Serious eye or head injuries
- Severe burns
- Suspected drug overdose or poisoning
- Severe abdominal or chest pain
- Breathing problems
- Stroke symptoms
- Heart attack symptoms
- High fevers
- Altered mental state (confusion, disorientation, memory loss, slow response)
When to Visit Primary Care
Your primary care doctor is your partner in good health and your main point of contact for your health care needs. Your doctor gives you routine care and will treat you when you have a problem that is not an emergency. You should see your doctor once a year and as needed to help you with ongoing health problems.
- UM BWMG – Primary Care at Glen Burnie
- UM BWMG – Primary Care at Hanover
- UM BWMG – Primary Care at Millersville
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Group also provides a more specialized care for adults 49 and over.
- Routine well visits
- Preventative care
- Immunizations or shots
- Diabetes (sugar)
- Cold and flu symptoms
- High blood pressure
- Tooth pain
- Sore throat
- Pine eye
- Lower back pain
- Animal or insect bite
- Urinary tract infection
- Pap smear
Need a primary care physician? Find one using our online Find a Doctor tool.