When you're dealing with an emergency, choosing between an urgent care or an ER can make a big difference. There are many factors that can go in to your decision. At Core Medicine of Idaho, we handle many situations that need immediate care. Our team are experts at treating cuts and scrapes, colds and sickness, and bumps, fractures, and sports injuries. If you're looking for an Urgent Care in Caldwell- we can help!

Urgent Care Conditions That Get Triaged by the Nurse

  • Chest pain (of any kind)
  • Abdominal pain/pelvic pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever (If the patient is a child is under 2 yrs old or if the patient is over 65 yrs old.)
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (If the patient is a child is under 2 yrs old or if the patient is diabetic.) 
  • Stroke symptoms such as sudden weakness and vision changes
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

Should I Go to Urgent Care or the ER?

Conditions We Treat at Urgent Care

  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Sprains and broken bones requiring X-ray
  • Earaches and infections
  • Foreign object removal
  • Mild abdominal pain
  • Animal bites
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sports injuries
  • COVID-19 symptoms

Conditions That Require an ER Visit 

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Severe bleeding
  • Major trauma
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Any other life-threatening condition