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MU Health Care offers multiple options for fast, convenient care, including video visits, Mizzou Quick Care and Urgent Care. Video visits and Mizzou Quick Care are is good for simple, common health issues, while Urgent Care is for more immediate (but not life-threatening) health care issues. Quick Care treats patients 24 months and older. If you're experiencing a severe or life-threatening condition, you should call 911 or go directly to the nearest Emergency Room.

Women's and Children's Hospital Emergency Department is the best place for children to receive emergency care.

This information does not replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your primary care provider if you have medical questions. If your provider's office is closed and you're unsure which level of care is right for you, call the 24-hour nurse triage hotline for assistance at 573-884-2401.

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain. Read about possible conditions. If your pain is accompanied by mild to moderate symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, you should visit Urgent Care. If your pain is severe or worsening, you should visit an Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Allergies

For most people, allergies mean itchy eyes and a drippy nose, and those can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care. But for a few people, allergies to things such as bee stings or nuts cause a whole-body reaction that is best treated at Urgent Care or the Emergency Room when they are life-threatening.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Animal bites

Because animal bites can require stitches and cause infections and other complications, it's best to seek treatment at Urgent Care, which offers lab services. If a child has a bite to the face or neck, it's best to visit the Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Asthma

If you or your child has asthma, you know how scary it can be when you can't catch your breath. Our Urgent Care facilities can provide the breathing treatments needed to help alleviate symptoms. If symptoms include severe shortness of breath, please visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Bladder and urinary tract infection

Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are bladder infections. A bladder infection usually is not serious if it is treated right away. Mizzou Quick Care can treat women and transgender men suffering from bladder and urinary tract infections, while our Urgent Care clinics and video visits can treat everyone — men, women and children.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care   video visits

Bleeding

Non-severe bleeding and bleeding that stems from cuts and burns can be treated at an Urgent Care clinic. However, if you are experiencing severe or uncontrolled bleeding, visit the Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Breathing di­fficulty

Breathing difficulties (that are not associated with a known condition such as asthma) can quickly escalate into life-threatening situations, so you should visit an Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Broken bones

Urgent Care can treat many broken bones. If the bone is breaking through the skin, it's best to visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Chest pain or suspected heart attack

Please seek immediate medical attention for chest pain or other heart attack symptoms. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Choking

Please seek immediate medical attention for someone who is choking. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Cold, cough, congestion

Coughs, congestion and cold symptoms can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care or with video visits. People with severe symptoms should seek care at Urgent Care.

Mizzou Quick Care   video visits   Urgent Care

Cuts and burns

Most cuts and burns are best treated at Urgent Care. However, if they are serious and accompanied by uncontrolled bleeding, please seek care at an Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Diabetic emergencies

Please seek immediate medical attention for someone who is suffering a diabetic emergency. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

Seek care at Urgent Care. If your symptoms are uncontrolled (severe), please seek care at the nearest Emergency Room. These conditions also can be treated via video visits.

Urgent Care   video visits   Emergency Room

Drug overdose

Please seek immediate medical attention for someone who is suffering a drug overdose. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Ear pain/infection

Ear pain can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care or with video visits.

Mizzou Quick Care   video visits

Eye irritation and pink eye

Most eye irritation, including pink eye, can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care or with video visits. More severe eye issues are best treated at Urgent Care.

Mizzou Quick Care   video visits   Urgent Care

Fever

Fever can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care, Urgent Care or with video visits.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care   video visits

Flu symptoms

Flu can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care, Urgent Care or video visits. Quick Care offers flu testing and vaccination. For severe symptoms and at-risk patients such as the very young or the elderly, seek care at the appropriate Emergency Room — University Hospital for adults and Women's and Children's Hospital for children.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care   video visits   Emergency Room

Headaches and migraine

These can be treated with video visits or at Urgent Care.

Urgent Care   video visits

Head injuries

Minor head injuries are best treated at Urgent Care. However, if they are serious or accompanied by severe headaches, please seek care at an Emergency Room.

Urgent Care   Emergency Room

Insect bites and head lice

Most insect bites as well as head lice can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care. However, if the bite is accompanied by severe swelling, please visit Urgent Care.

Urgent Care   Mizzou Quick Care

Joint or muscle injuries

These can be treated at Urgent Care.

Urgent Care

Possible poisoning

Contact the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 if you suspect someone has been poisoned. If the person is unresponsive, visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Poison Control   Emergency Room

Rashes and skin infections

Simple rashes can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care. More severe rashes and skin infections can be treated at Urgent Care.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care

Sexually transmitted infections

These can be treated at Urgent Care.

Urgent Care

Seizures

Please seek immediate medical attention for someone who is experiencing a seizure. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Sinus pain/infection

Sinus pain can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care, Urgent Care or with video visits.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care   video visits

Sore throat

Sore throat can be treated at Mizzou Quick Care, Urgent Care or with video visits.

Mizzou Quick Care   Urgent Care   video visits

Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains can be treated at Urgent Care or with video visits.

Urgent Care   video visits

Stroke symptoms (e.g. blurred vision or slurred speech)

Please seek immediate medical attention for someone who is experiencing symptoms of a stroke. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room

Unconsciousness

Please seek immediate medical attention for someone who is unconscious. Call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Room.

Emergency Room