What Can You Go to Urgent Care For?

Sep 01, 2023
What Can You Go to Urgent Care For?
Urgent care offers a fast solution for many medical conditions — but how can you tell when urgent care is the right choice? If you have questions about what treatments are available at urgent care, this post clears up the confusion.

Illnesses, accidents, and lots of other medical problems rarely happen when you expect them, but regardless of when they occur, you definitely want treatment as soon as possible. Prompt treatment means you’ll feel better faster, and it also helps prevent complications. Thankfully, urgent care can help.

At Primary and Urgent Care South, our team offers urgent care in addition to our primary care services, helping patients of all ages get complete, comprehensive care when they need it most. In this post, learn when our urgent care team can help you.

When urgent care is the right choice

Generally speaking, urgent care can be a great choice for any medical issues that require or benefit from prompt care, but aren’t so serious that they need emergency treatment. At Primary & Urgent Care South, our team begins every urgent care visit with a review of your symptoms, your overall health, and your medical history to ensure prompt and appropriate care tailored for your specific needs.

Under that definition, it’s easy to see that lots of medical issues can benefit from an urgent care visit. Some of the most common reasons to have an urgent care visit with our team include:

  • Flus or colds
  • Sprains and muscle strains
  • Earaches
  • Sinus infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Insect bites
  • Rashes 
  • Minor cuts and burns
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Fever
  • Nausea, vomiting, bellyache, or diarrhea
  • Mild asthma symptoms
  • Minor fractures
  • Dehydration
  • Respiratory infections
  • COVID-19 and other illness testing
  • HbA1c monitoring and glucose testing

We also offer on-site lab tests and digital X-rays, along with Holter monitor testing, lung function testing, joint injections, and prescription services to make it easy to get the right treatment for your needs. 

Urgent care services are available by appointment for the same day or next day, and they’re also available for walk-in visits, making it easy to get care when you need it. 

Benefits of urgent care at our practice

One of the biggest benefits of urgent care is getting medical treatment in a timely manner that suits your busy lifestyle. Unlike care at an emergency room, there’s virtually no waiting for urgent care treatment at our practice, meaning you can get quick relief without spending a lot of time in a waiting room.

Limited wait time also limits your exposure to germs, reducing the risk that you or a loved one will pick up an illness while visiting the ER. And of course, urgent care visits are far more affordable than emergency room visits, too.

Plus, visiting a primary care practice for urgent care treatment ensures you receive “whole-patient” care that’s focused on every aspect of your health, not just on relieving current symptoms. Our team provides tailored, thoughtful care focused on your specific needs, medical history, and lifestyle, so you can feel better now and enjoy optimal wellness moving forward.

The right care for your needs

Urgent care is a great option for times when you need prompt attention for a medical issue that’s affecting your health or your quality of life. If you have a life-threatening emergency, though, then calling 9-1-1 is essential.

If you have a medical issue that needs urgent treatment, give us a call, use our online booking tool, or walk in to our locations, in Warrior, Alabama, or Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.