Urgent Care or ER?
Urgent care centers are typically a more appropriate and faster means of treating non-life threatening, urgent medical conditions after hours that do not require the full resources of a hospital ER, such as:
• Shortness of breath caused by asthma or emphysema
• Stomach pain
• High fever
• Sore throat or ear aches
• Minor cuts, skin infections and rashes
• Minor fractures or broken bones
Emergency room visits may involve longer wait times because order of treatment is based on severity of illness, not arrival time. Call 911 or use an ER if you experience:
• Difficulty breathing
• Heavy bleeding
• Chest pain
• Sudden weakness or difficulty talking
• Severe head injuries
• Major burns or injuries
• Spinal injuries
In life-threatening situations, call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
When it's urgent, we're available.
Click here for a PDF list of the urgent care centers listed on this website. The list also includes hours of operation and services provided.
Nurse Advice Lines
If you would like to speak to a nurse about your condition, most health plans offer a 24 hour/7 days a week nurse advice line:
(click here to download)
Aetna – (800) 556-1555, TTY 711
Anthem Blue Cross – (800) 224-0336, TTY 711
CalOptima – (844) 447-8441, TTY (844) 514-3774
Cigna – (800) 986-9949, TTY 711
Health Net – (800) 893-5597, TTY 711
Humana – (800) 355-9529, TTY 711
OneCare & OneCare Connect – (844) 447-8441, TTY (844) 514-3774
UnitedHealthCare (Medicare Advantage) – (866) 747-4325, TTY 711
UnitedHealthCare West – (866) 747-4325, TTY 711
Learn more here about the Monarch CareFinderTM app – a convenient way to find the care closest to you and much more – all from your smartphone.