What is the difference between ExpressCare, Emergency Care?
When to Seek Care at ExpressCare:
ExpressCare at Andover Medical Center is an urgent care center providing walk-in treatment for non-life threatening medical needs. Staffed to care for patients of all ages, ExpressCare is open seven days a week for your convenience, with extended hours during weekdays.
Whether you can’t get in to see your primary care doctor, or you are just visiting the area, ExpressCare is here for you. We treat a variety of non-life threatening injuries and illnesses, including sore minor infections, aches and pains, as well as throats, flu, colds, coughs, rashes, muscle sprains, splints & stitches, burns, cuts, and many other minor, non-emergent medical care.
When to Seek Care at the Emergency Center:
If you have an emergency or require immediate medical attention for a life-threatening injury or illness, you should call 9-1-1 or seek immediate care at the Emergency Center at Lawrence General Hospital.
Life-threatening injury or illness can include breathlessness or difficulty breathing, dizziness or sudden weakness, sudden inability to move, see or speak, change in mental status, significant injury, overwhelming and serious pain, heavy bleeding, chest pain or pressure, seizures, suicidal thoughts, severe allergic reaction, high fever with stiff neck, deep wound, compound fracture, poisoning or overdose of drug or alcohol, inhalation of smoke or poisonous fumes, etc.