When sudden illnesses and injuries occur, recognizing an ’emergency’ and ‘urgent’ situation can be confusing because both terms imply there is a medical need that needs be addressed quickly. However, urgent does not mean emergent.

When a patient is facing a non-life threatening illness or injury, an urgent care clinic is the place to go. Urgent care clinics help to fill that time gap when a patient becomes sick or injured and cannot wait for an appointment with their care provider.

Patients can find PMC Urgent Care facilities at two convenient locations in Pikeville and Prestonsburg. The Urgent Care & Family Wellness Center in Pikeville is open daily from 8am – 8pm and the Prestonsburg urgent care clinic accepts patients Monday through Saturday from 8am – 8pm.  Appointments are not required at either urgent care locations.

Utilizing an urgent care clinic reduces the wait time which helps patients get the medical care they need quickly.


is for when you can’t wait for an appointment with your doctor, but you don’t quite need an emergency room

  • Fever without a rash
  • Vomiting or persistent diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Dehydration
  • Moderate flu-like symptoms
  • Strains and sprains
  • Small cuts that may require stitches



When a patient is facing a life threatening illness or injury, the nearest emergency department is the place to go as fast as possible.

PMC’s Emergency Department (ED) is “pediatric ready” and is a certified autism center. The ED includes two trauma bays, three triage bays, psychological monitoring, on-site digital x-rays and CT scans. The ED features a dedicated 320 slice scanner. The department is now a better equipped facility, offering quicker response times, much faster access to CT scans and a quicker turnaround on lab work.


is for when your life is at-risk or you have a severe illness or injury and you need immediate medical help

  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Weakness/numbness on one side
  • Slurred speech
  • Fainting/change in mental state
  • Serious burns
  • Head or eye injury
  • Concussion/confusion
  • Fever with a rash
  • Seizures
  • Facial lacerations
  • Severe cuts that may require stitches
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints
  • Severe cold or flu symptoms
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy