Illnesses & Injuries
Get the help you need when you are sick or injured
Your health care home
As your health care home, our medical care teams can help you and your whole family with many common illnesses and injuries, as well as regular health check-ups and preventive care. It is better and often more affordable to visit your primary medical care provider or clinic (or urgent care if your clinic is closed) instead of the emergency room for minor, common illnesses and injuries.
Same-day and walk-in appointments are often available. Find a clinic to learn more. Learn how to become a Neighborcare Health patient.
Neighborcare Health clinics with Saturday hours include Columbia City, High Point, Meridian, Rainier Beach and Vashon (Saturday hours return in February 2020).
Type in "urgent care clinic near me" in an online search to find an urgent care clinic or contact your health insurance.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
Examples of common illnesses and injuries we can help with
- Cold or flu
- Cough, sore throat, fever
- Sinus infection
- Diarrhea and vomiting
- Headache and migraine
- Minor asthma attack
- Back pain
- Animal or insect bite
- Cut, wound, burn or rash
- Urinary tract infection
- Sprain or strain
- Glucose/ blood sugar tests
- Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STDs)
- Tuberculosis (TB) test
- And much more
NOTE: We do not provide services for work-related/occupational/workers compensation injuries.
Go to the emergency room or call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing:
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Head injuries
- Sudden blurred vision or dizziness
- Slurred speech
- Numbness or paralysis in the face, arms or legs
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness or seizures
- Severe stomach pain
- Poisoning or possible overdose
- Feelings that you might want to hurt yourself or others
- Conditions you feel are life-threatening