WONDERING WHEN TO USE AN URGENT CARE?


For a minor emergency or illness, we’ll offer the same quality of care you would get at an ER—but faster and at much lower costs. And there’s no appointment necessary.

Check the following situations when you can use an urgent care.

+ Illnesses

  • Allergies
  • Bladder infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Cuts / minor lacerations
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Ear wax removal
  • Eye infections / sties
  • Fingernail / toenail injuries
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Insect / bee stings
  • Laryngitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Splinter removal
  • Sprains
  • Stomach flu (gastroenteritis)
  • Strep / sore throat
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Urinary tract infections

+ Adult (Episodes/Complications)

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Allergic reactions
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastritis or indigestion
  • Gout
  • Headaches – migraine and tension
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Medication side effects
  • Menopausal complications
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

+ Pediatric

  • Childhood infectious diseases
  • Skin Conditions
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Eczema / dry skin
  • Impetigo
  • Minor burns and rashes
  • Minor skin infections
  • Minor sunburn
  • Minor wound care
  • Poison ivy / poison oak
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Skin lesions/rashes
  • Swimmer’s itch
  • Wart removal

+ Injuries / Trauma

  • Acute fracture (non-displaced)
  • Auto accidents – whiplash
  • Back pain or strains
  • Knee, shoulder, ankle sprains
  • Crush injuries
  • Complex non-plastic lacerations
  • Falls (from less than 7 feet)

+ Diagnostic Testing

  • Arthritis panel
  • Blood counts
  • Cultures
  • Full lab panels
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Microscopy
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sexually transmitted disease cultures
  • Strep throat screens
  • Therapeutic blood levels
  • Thyroid screens

+ Preventive Screenings

  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiac lipid profile
  • Cholesterol
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes / blood sugar
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Kidney / liver function
  • Prostate PSA
  • TB skin
  • Thyroid panel
  • Urinalysis

+ Physical Exams

  • Annual physical exams
  • DOT (Department of Transportation) medical certification exams
  • Employer drug testing
  • Employer pre-employment
  • Executive physicals
  • Immigration exams
  • Insurance physicals
  • Routine physical exams
  • School and sports exams
  • Travel exams (selected centers)

+ Vaccinations

  • Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Flu - seasonal
  • Flu - H1N1 (selected centers)
  • Td (tetanus, diphtheria)
  • Hepatitis A – child/adult
  • Hepatitis B – child/adult
  • IPV (polio)
  • Meningitis
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Pneumonia
  • Travel vaccines (selected centers)
  • Varicella

WHEN YOU NEED THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Those experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury – such as major head trauma, chest pain, severe abdominal pain, or loss of consciousness – should go directly to an emergency room (ER). Check the following situations that provide a useful guide for understanding what requires ER treatment.

+ Situations that requires an ER treatment

  • Falls from greater than 7 feet
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Infants less than 6 months of age or with a temperature greater than 103 degrees
  • Pregnancy bleeding or complications
  • Life-threatening allergic reactions
  • Severe burns
  • Severe choking (cannot breathe or talk)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Signs or symptoms of stroke or heart attack
  • Amputation of a body part
  • Near drowning
  • Electrical shock
  • Open or angulated fractures