Know Where to Go


Doctor’s office, Immediate Care of Emergency Room? When it comes to your health, Nanticoke Health Services is here to help you get the right care in the right place.

No matter where you go for care, please bring a list of your current medications with you. Don’t have a list? Request a FREE File of Life and Personal Pocket Medication Card.

Your Healthcare Provider

YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER is your partner, helping you manage your health over time. Your primary healthcare provider knows you best and is your best resource for:

  • Chronic care management
  • Common colds, flu, and sore throats
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Health advice
  • Joint pain/back pain
  • Medication questions & refills
  • Minor injuries, chronic pain, or minor cuts
  • Rashes, reactions
  • Regular physicals and screenings
  • Urinary infections
  • Vaccinations

Your primary care provider is available during office hours, but may also have extended hours or a phone service to help provide care and answer important questions after office hours. Everyone should have a primary care provider. If you are under the care of a specialist, he or she likely has a number to call with urgent concerns.

Don’t have a primary care provider or looking for a specialist? Visit our Find a Physician page or call 1-877-NHS-4DOCS1-877-NHS-4DOCS!

Nanticoke Immediate Care

NANTICOKE IMMEDIATE CARE has 3 locations in Seaford, Laurel and Bridgeville open 7 days a week for urgent care needs. It is a resource when your doctor is not available. Immediate Care can be a lower-cost option when you need urgent care for:

  • Ankle or wrist sprains
  • Bug bites
  • Bumps/bruises
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Earaches
  • Fever
  • Minor broken bones like fingers or toes
  • Minor cuts or burns
  • Muscle strains or back pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Sinus infection
  • Stomach pain

All Nanticoke Immediate Care locations offer online wait times and check in to hold your spot in line.

Emergency Room

The EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For possible life-threatening conditions, always go to the closest Emergency Department.

Go to your nearest Emergency Department if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Stroke symptoms:
    • Sudden dizziness, weakness
    • Sudden, severe headache
    • Sudden blurred vision
    • Numbness in face, arm or leg
  • Dislocation/fracture
  • Fever in newborn (less than 3 months)
  • High fever
  • Major allergic reaction
  • Persistent bleeding
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain


If you are experiencing signs 
of a HEART ATTACK or STROKE, call 911 immediately!