How to know where to go for sudden health care needs?

All too often, illness or injury appears out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend.

When these situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed.

Urgent care or walk-in clinics help fill a vital gap when you become sick or injured, but your regular doctor is not available and you can’t wait for an appointment.

“If your sudden illness or injury is something you would normally feel comfortable addressing with your primary care doctor, then an urgent care center or walk-in clinic setting is probably more appropriate than the emergency room,” says Dr. Shomo.

Urgent care centers or walk-in clinics are equipped and staffed for even the most complex or critical needs, including life- and limb-threatening situations ranging from heart attack and stroke to traumatic injuries following a car accident. Hospital emergency departments provide medical care at any time, day or night.

If you’re not sure; just stop by or give our friendly staff a call and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

Urgent Care Isn’t As Expensive As Other Medical Facilities

The best thing about using urgent care is that patients will pay just a small portion of the cost that other medical providers may charge.

The Wait Times Of Urgent Care Are Much Shorter Than Your Doctor’s Office Or The ER

Patients that want care at the office of their doctor will often have to book an appointment to get treated. However, with urgent care, you won’t have to wait more than just a few minutes to get your medical needs addressed.

Our walk-in clinic allows patients to get treated on the same day without needing an appointment, and many times you will only have to wait a few minutes to get seen, finish treatment, and pay for services.




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