If you don’t have a life threatening emergency you will get quicker care from your regular doctor or by going to an urgent care center.  You’ll pay much less and get quality care right from your own doctor if he is available.  Speak to your primary care doctor about what his or her hours are and what to do if you have an emergency. There may even be a nurse or on-call doctor to help you. Check your medical coverage to see which care options are in your network so you’re not left with hefty bill if you don’t need to be.