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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Emergency Department is not always the ideal site for every health care need. With positive COVID-19 cases on the rise locally, the Capital Region's health care systems are yet again facing pressures, particularly in the Emergency Department setting. To ensure this resource is accessible to those who need it most urgently, it’s important to get the right care, in the right place.

Call your Primary Care Office for...

Non-emergency care, such as:

– Flu symptoms
– Tick bites
– Flu shots
– Covid-19 evaluation (telemedicine)
– Earaches
– Minor cuts & scrapes
– Urinary tract infections
 – Diagnosis & treatment for acute illness (e.g. step throat)
 – Fever
 – Rash

A list of Ellis Primary Care sites can be found at


Go to Urgent Care for...

Non-emergency symptoms that require care TODAY, such as:

– Minor injuries, lacerations & burns
– Sprains & strains
– Vomiting or persistent diarrhea
– Small bone fractures (e.g. fingers or toes)

Ellis Medicine Urgent Care at Mohawk Harbor is open 7 days a week from 9 AM - 8 PM
Ellis Medicine Emergent Care at Clifton Park is is open 7 days a week from 7 AM - 9:30 PM


Go to the Emergency Room or Call 911 for...

Any life-threatening illness, symptom, or injury that requires care NOW, such as:

– Severe pain or serious injury
– Sudden weakness or difficulty speaking
– Difficulty breathing
– Uncontrolled bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea
– Seizures or loss of consciousness
– Chest and abdominal pain

The Emergency Room at Ellis Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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