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New Postdoc Assistance Program Administrator Effective Jan 1, 2024

Starting January 1, 2024, ComPsych Guidance Resources will be the new PAP administrator. Although the program design will remain the same, you will be required to call a new referral center. Please take note of the updated contact information which will be available on our program web page starting from January 1, 2024.

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Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

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Urgent Care: non-emergency situations Emergency Room: life-threatening situations
  • minor fractures, sprains, and strains
  • minor back pain
  • minor headaches
  • abdominal pain
  • mild nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • urinary tract infections
  • low-grade fever between 100.4 and 1.2.2 degrees
  • ear or sinus pain
  • cough or sore throat
  • domesticated animal bites if not allergic
  • stitches
  • mild asthma
  • allergies
  • rashes and minor burns
  • eye irritation, swelling, or pain
  • cold or flu symptoms
  • severe chest pain
  • severe abdominal pain
  • severe head or eye injuries
  • loss of consciousness
  • difficulty breathing
  • allergic reactions
  • poisoning
  • stroke
  • severe bleeding
  • vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • severe burns
  • loss of vision
  • major fractures
  • wild or feral animal bites. Bites from animals/insects that cause an allergic reaction
  • stabbings
  • gunshot wounds
  • drug or alcohol overdose

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room Pros and Cons

Urgent Care - Pros Emergency Room - Pros
Short Wait times Available 24/7
No appointment needed Sophisticated treatment options
Many open until 9 pm Swift admittance to hospital/surgery if needed
$50 copay  
Urgent Care - Cons Emergency Room - Cons
Hours vary $300/visit
Few 24-hour locations Long wait times
Not suitable for life threatening emergencies Aetna will not pay for non-emergency use of the hospital unless after urgent care hours