Tag Archives: Urgent Care

Lexington Medical Center’s Community Medical Centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea Will Have New Hours

Beginning May 1, Lexington Medical Center’s community medical centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea will have new hours of operation. They are:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Saturday
8:00 a.m. – NOON

Sunday
CLOSED
 
The community medical centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea provide Urgent Care, lab and X-ray services. Urgent Care treats everything from sore throats to broken bones. Patients in the Batesburg-Leesville or Swansea areas who need Urgent Care services after hours or on Sunday can go to Lexington Medical Center Lexington or Lexington Medical Center Irmo.

Lexington Medical Center Batesburg-Leesville
338 E. Columbia Ave
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 604 – 0066

Lexington Medical Center Swansea
935 Second Street 
Swansea, SC 29160 
(803) 568-2000 

Urgent Care or ER: Where Should You Go?

The next time you have a cold, the flu, broken bone… or if you or a loved one is experiencing chest pain or stroke symptoms, where should you go? Urgent Care can provide treatment for a lot of conditions. But for others, it’s important to go to the ER or call 911. In this WIS Health U news report, Dr. Don Moore of Lexington Medical Center explains the difference.


Generally speaking, urgent care centers provide treatment for less serious illness or injuries when your primary care physician is unavailable. They include: earaches, sore throats, sprains and strains, cold and flu symptoms, pink eye, sinus infections, seasonal allergies, urinary tract infections, mild asthma, stomach flu, simple cuts or wounds, and fever without a rash.

Call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency such as a heart attack, stroke, a severe injury or if you’re having trouble breathing. Conditions that may require immediate care in the ER include: loss of consciousness, signs of a heart attack or stroke including chest pain, chest discomfort and shortness of breath, uncontrolled or excessive bleeding, coughing or vomiting blood, a head injury, sudden or unexpected paralysis, sudden onset of severe pain or abdominal pain, poisoning, overdose, violent injuries from gunshots or stabbing and emotional stress or suicidal feelings.

Lexington Medical Center operates five Urgent Care facilities around Lexington County and treats more than 85,000 patients each year in its Emergency department. Visit LexMed.com

Urgent Care Or Emergency Room: Where Should You Go?

It’s become a busy time at Lexington Medical Center for colds, the flu, pneumonia and respiratory illnesses. In this WLTX interview, Dr. Jeff Johr of Lexington Medical Center Urgent Care breaks down when you should go to Urgent Care and when you really need the ER.

 

It’s important to know the difference. Here are lists to help you make the right decision.

Emergency Room
~Loss of consciousness
~Signs of a heart attack or stroke
~Uncontrolled or excessive bleeding
~Coughing up or vomiting blood
~Head injury, a serious injury or major injuries from a serious car accident
~Sudden or unexpected paralysis
~Sudden onset of severe pain or abdominal pain
~Poisoning, suspected poisoning or overdose
~Violent injuries from gunshots or stabbing
~Emotional distress, including suicidal or homicidal feelings

Urgent Care
~Earaches
~Sore throats
~Sprains and strains
~Cold and flu symptoms
~Pink eye
~Sinus infections
~Seasonal allergies
~Urinary tract infections
~Mild asthma
~Stomach flu
~Simple cuts or wounds
~Fever without a rash

Meanwhile, chronic pain or recurring pain events that require specific pain medications should be addressed by your primary care physician or your pain specialist.

Lexington Medical Center operates Urgent Care centers in convenient locations around Lexington County. Visit LexMed.com to learn more.