YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE RIGHT CARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE
Doctor’s office, urgent care clinic or emergency room? When it comes to your health, Nanticoke 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.
Know Where to Go:
Your Primary Care Provider
YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER is your partner, helping you manage your health over time. They know you best and are your best resource for:
- Chronic care management
- Common colds, flu, and sore throats
- Health advice
- Joint pain/back pain
- Medication questions & refills
- Minor injuries, chronic pain, or minor cuts
- Rashes, reactions
- Regular physicals and screenings
- Urinary infections
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.
Looking for a primary care provider or specialist? Visit our Find a Physician page.
Nanticoke Immediate Care
NANTICOKE IMMEDIATE CARE has 4 locations in Seaford, Laurel, Georgetown and Delmar open 7 days a week (Delmar open Monday – Friday) for urgent care needs when your doctor is not available. Nanticoke Immediate Care can be a lower-cost option when you need urgent care for:
- Ankle or wrist sprains
- Bug bites
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Minor broken bones like fingers or toes
- Minor cuts or burns
- Muscle strains or back pain
- Sinus infection
- Stomach pain
All Nanticoke Immediate Care locations offer online wait times and check in to hold your spot in line.
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
- 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