Urgent Care 101

April 25, 2024

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Urgent medical care involves the treatment of medical conditions that require prompt attention but are not severe enough to necessitate a visit to the emergency room.
Examples include:

  • Concern for fracture
  • Strains and sprains
  • Sore throats
  • Fever
  • Ear pain
  • Sinus pressure
  • Cough that feels concerning
  • Skin lacerations or cuts
  • Urinary frequency or painful urination
  • Itchy skin or contact with plants that creates redness
  • Youu do not have a primary care practitioner and / or there are ssues of concern that you cannot wait for an initial appointment.

Urgent care centers are equipped to handle these issues quickly, often with shorter wait times and lower costs than emergency rooms.

When Should I Not Go to Urgent Medical Care

Conditions that do not require immediate attention and can be managed with a scheduled visit to a primary care physician or specialist fall under non-urgent medical care.
These include:

  • Routine physical exams
  • Chronic condition management (like diabetes or hypertension), prescription refills for those medications your primary prescribes
  • Non-urgent issues that typically do not pose an immediate threat to health or safety and can wait for a regular doctor's appointment.

If you have additional questions or concerns about our urgent care services, or need medical attention, please come to our office.