Urgency vs. Emergency

Understanding the difference could save you time and expense.

There are several considerations when choosing where to receive unplanned medical care. Here are a few questions to ask yourself the next time you find yourself needing medical attention quickly.

What sort of medical issue am I dealing with?

Sequoia Prompt Care provides access to medical care for conditions that are not life-threatening but need immediate attention such as sports injuries, lacerations, cold and flu, or infections.

What if I need tests?

Common tests such as lab draws and urine samples are available at Sequoia Prompt Care; however, more invasive testing such as ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI are not available on-site. Patients needing advanced imaging and urgent blood testing must visit the emergency room.

Sequoia Prompt Care offers high-quality care for common illnesses and non-life threatening injuries, with walk-in, after-hours, and weekend availability. Due to shorter wait times and online scheduling, Sequoia Prompt Care is often a more convenient and affordable option for a variety of unexpected health situations.

The Emergency Room is equipped to handle life- and limb-threatening situations like heart attacks, strokes, major bleeding, and severe burns. It provides more invasive diagnostic testing like CT scans, ultrasounds, and blood testing.




The condition requires immediate care but is not life- or limb-threatening. The condition is life- or limb-threatening.
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Ear or eye infection
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains or strains
  • Rashes, cuts, or scrapes
  • Mild fevers
  • Minor burns
  • Animal or insect bite
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Head trauma or injury
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stroke symptoms (numbness, paralysis, slurred speech, etc.)
  • Seizure or loss of consciousness
  • Severe burns
  • Suspected drug overdose or poisoning

Imaging Services:

  • Ultrasound
  • CT Scan
  • X-Ray



Lab Services:

  • Urgent Blood Testing
  • 24 hours per day
  • Seven days a week



  • Monday to Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
  • Sunday: Temporarily Closed

Holiday Hours

  • Fourth of July: CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving: CLOSED
  • Christmas Eve: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • New Year's Eve: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • New Year's Day: 8 AM - 5 PM

Sequoia Prompt Care

1110 S Ben Maddox Way
Visalia, CA 93292

Phone: (559) 624-4800