I think this is an important thread for UC people. Consider adding it to the "sticky" thread because it's got real world information that many will not hear from their GI. Could save their colon or their life.
10 years ago I went ER due to coughing blood (turned out to not be UC), had to go to ER 1 other time for non-UC (things ALWAYS happen on weekend right?) and was amazed that some of my doctors do not respond if I call outside of Mon-Fri 10-5 hours, some have even shorter hours. Some won't see me unscheduled during regular hours even if it's a major problem (my GI will). It's the new way of medicine, you are on your own.
Going to a walk-in clinic seems problematic as they will not know your UC history, will not be familiar with possible problems like toxic megacolon, may not diagnose dehydration and treat it with IV, and more.
Good advice has been given in previous comments.
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