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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.

Location

Services

  • 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)

View our convenient tip sheet to help you decide where to go for your health care needs.

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.

Locations

Primary Care

Adult Care

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Group also provides a more specialized care for adults 49 and over.

Services

  • Routine well visits
  • Preventative care
  • Immunizations or shots
  • Diabetes (sugar)
  • Rashes
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Colonoscopy
  • 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.