Know Your Types of Health Care - Emergency Room, Urgent Care - Truckee Lake Tahoe

Understanding healthcare levels can be confusing. Knowing where to seek care for specific symptoms is essential. Learn how to recognize emergencies requiring the Emergency Room or Urgent Care, or those that should prompt a 911 call.

Visit an urgent care clinic with an injury or illness that is not life threatening* but requires treatment within 24 hours. Urgent care offers a high level of service, including ready staff and onsite diagnostic services, such as x-ray and lab testing.

While treatment at an urgent care clinic is less expensive than a trip to the emergency room, it is more expensive than seeing a primary care provider. Learn more about the different types of care available in the Tahoe Forest Health System.