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Munson Minutes | Know Where to Go for Care

Published on Nov. 15, 2021

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COVID-19 Band Together Munson HealthcareMinor injuries and illnesses are common. But are you sure you know the right place to go for care and treatment? This Munson Minutes episode will help you better understand which location makes the most sense for the type of care you need. We’ll look at three types of medical facilities:

  • Your healthcare provider or family doctor
  • Urgent care / walk-in clinics
  • And the emergency room 

No matter where you receive treatment, trust Munson Healthcare to help you feel like yourself again.

If you have non-emergency symptoms or a minor injury, and you’re still not sure where to go, call Munson Healthcare Ask-A-Nurse at 231-935-0951. Our nursing team can direct you and your family to the right place for the care you need right now. And if you don’t have a family doctor, Munson Healthcare Ask-A-Nurse can help you find one nearby. This is a free service. No insurance required.


When To Go Where for Care

Northern Michigan is packed with close-to-home locations for receiving safe, compassionate care. But when you’re not feeling your best, which do you choose? 

This episode of Munson Minutes will help you understand which location makes the most sense for the type of care you need. 


Primary Care

Your Munson Healthcare family doctor, pediatrician, or internist is also known as a primary care provider. This is your perfect place to start when you need non-emergency care.

Most primary care offices offer same-day appointments and on-call weekend hours.


Virtual Visits

For added support, Munson Healthcare offers Virtual Visit services, where you can see a Munson Healthcare provider from the comfort of your home.  


Urgent Care/Walk-in

Munson Healthcare Urgent Care or Walk-in Clinics help fill a vital gap when your primary care provider is not available. These facilities can offer care when you can’t wait for an appointment.  


Emergency Room

The emergency room is meant for life threatening or serious illnesses and injury. This means immediate medical, surgical, or psychiatric care.

If you think you’re having a heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening emergency, always call 9-1-1.


Ask-a-Nurse

If you have non-emergency symptoms or a minor injury, and you’re not sure where to go, call Munson Healthcare Ask-A-Nurse at 231-935-0951.  

No matter where you receive treatment, trust Munson Healthcare to help you feel like yourself again.  

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