When to Come

Visit OU Health’s ER & Urgent Care – No Appointment Necessary.

At OU Health ER & Urgent Care, we guarantee an extraordinary customer experience and billing only for the care you need. It is our goal to reduce the financial decision whether or not you bring yourself or a loved one in to be evaluated by a physician. We will always be upfront about the billing status of your condition. More than 70% of our patients are billed at urgent care level - saving you, your employer, and community in unnecessary ER charges.

You should come to the OU Health ER & Urgent Care for any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest or abdominal pains: Experiencing these types of pain may indicate the onset of a panic attack, a heart attack, or appendicitis, among other things. An accurate diagnosis is critical. Whether you experience a lengthy, dull ache or sharp pain, it’s important to get it checked out by a doctor as soon as you can.
  • Breathing and respiratory issues: In most cases, you should be able to breathe easily without getting winded. If you can’t catch your breath or inhale deeply, it is a serious situation. Respiratory issues may present with shortness of breath, wheezing, hyperventilating, nausea, anxiety, or turning blue.
  • Flu, cold, sore throat, and itchy eyes: When you have the sniffles, sneezing, coughing, or congestion, you may wonder if it’s the flu or the common cold. The difference is in the suddenness of onset. A cold usually is mild and comes on gradually, while the flu has a rapid onset and can lead to pneumonia without treatment. You can protect yourself against the flu by getting annual flu shots.
  • Pediatrics: Infants, children, and adolescents require urgent or emergency care for sudden injuries or illness. Emergency pediatricians can diagnose and treat all types of ailments in their young patients, even those who are too young to communicate what hurts. Take your child for an urgent checkup if you notice they are in severe pain or have difficulty breathing. If you notice anything else that alarms you, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Lacerations, wounds, and bleeding: Serious wounds that won’t stop bleeding can cause death, and if you survive them, it could also cause a life-threatening infections without proper treatment. A doctor can properly disinfect, clean, and suture a wound if necessary. If the wound was caused by a dirty or rusty object, you may also require a tetanus shot.
  • Fractures, sprains, and bruising: These injuries often have overlapping symptoms, but it’s best to have them evaluated by a doctor for the best outcome. Although bruises are quite common, they can be a sign of a serious problem if they have no apparent cause. You should seek medical attention if you think you have broken a bone or sustained a sprain along with a bruise.
  • Stroke symptoms and seizures: Strokes and seizures are caused by impaired brain activity. Strokes are the result of an interruption of oxygenated blood circulation and cause brain cell death almost immediately. Seizures are caused by excessive electrical activity in the brain that cause uncontrollable behaviors, namely, unresponsiveness, staring into space, or shaking violently.

Additional Symptoms treated at OU Health ER & Urgent Care

We offer treatment for the following conditions at our ER & Urgent Care:

  • Accidental poisoning
  • Allergies
  • Appendicitis
  • Asthma and breathing problems
  • Back pain
  • Blood clots
  • Burns, major and minor
  • Chemical exposure
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Eye injuries
  • Foreign body removal
  • Headaches or head injuries
  • High fever
  • Insect bites, stings, allergic reactions
  • Pink eye
  • Pneumonia
  • Rash
  • Vomiting