Where Should You Go?

Not sure where to seek medical attention? This chart will help you understand how to choose between primary care, urgent care or the emergency department the next time you need care.

Primary Care

Call or see your provider for your regular medical problems or most urgent needs.

  • Check-ups or physicals
  • Common illnesses
  • Flu shots and other vaccines
  • Health advice
  • Medication refills or changes
  • Referral to a specialist
  • Routine tests
  • Your regular medical problems

Don’t have a primary care doctor?

Call our WellConnect team at 812.376.5136 and a Connection Specialist will help you find a provider that is right for you!

Urgent Care

Go to Urgent Care for common things that need to be treated soon, but your primary care provider is not available.

  • Allergic reaction
  • Animal or insect bite
  • Back pain
  • Bad cold or flu
  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Ear aches
  • Eye infection or irritation
  • Mild fever
  • Minor burns
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Skin conditions
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains or strains
  • Suspected broken bone, not shifted or out of place
  • Urinary tract infection

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Emergency Department

Go to the Emergency Department for serious life or limb threatening conditions.

  • Broken bone, shifted out of place
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Head or eye injury
  • Poisoning or overdose
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Signs of stroke, such as numbness or weakness of limbs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

Emergency Department