The ER caters to life-threatening emergencies and complex medical issues requiring advanced treatment, such as severe chest pain, stroke symptoms, or major injuries. In contrast, Urgent Care centers handle less critical issues such as minor cuts, fractures, or soft tissue injuries.
The ER operates 24/7 and is equipped for extensive medical emergencies. Urgent Care provides timely care for less severe health concerns during broader but more limited hours. Additionally, urgent care is more convenient and cost-effective for non-life-threatening injuries.