Are you confused about when to call your primary care provider, or go to the ER after hours, or on the weekend?

Here are some tips to help you:

  • If you are unsure about your medical problem, call your primary care practice first.
  • A nurse or doctor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call.
  • The nurse or doctor will listen to your concern and help you decide to:
    • Go directly to the Emergency Room
    • Be seen in clinic that day, even if it’s the weekend!
    • Be seen in clinic in a few days
    • Manage safely at home

When to go to the Emergency Room

If you have an emergency and/or have been in a serious accident, call an ambulance, or go directly to the Emergency Room.

Visit Our Weekend Clinics

There is a Weekend Clinic for all UVM Medical Center Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, and Pediatric Primary Care practices:

  • 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington (corner of Prospect & Pearl Streets, formerly known as University Health Center and before that DeGoesbriand Hospital)
  • Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Call your provider’s office anytime over the weekend to make an acute visit

  • Adult Primary Care Burlington (802) 847-4531
  • Adult Primary Care Essex (802) 847-8354
  • Adult Primary Care South Burlington (802) 847-4714
  • Adult Primary Care Williston (802) 847-1470
  • Family Medicine Berlin (802) 225-7000
  • Family Medicine Colchester (802) 847-2055
  • Family Medicine Hinesburg (802) 847-7400
  • Family Medicine Milton (802) 847-4322
  • Family Medicine South Burlington (802) 847-8500
  • Pediatric Primary Care Burlington (802) 847-4696
  • Pediatric Primary Care Williston (802) 847-1440

Family medicine providers manage cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, sprains, and even fractures. Call your clinic to see if you can be treated there and save yourself a trip to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room.

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