Should I Go to Urgent Care for Pink Eye?


Are your eyes itchy, red, watery, or burning? You may have pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is a common condition and can be treated in an urgent care setting. If you are experiencing acute pain in one or both eyes and changes in your vision, you should visit an emergency room, as this … Continued

The Difference Between a UTI and Kidney Infection: Here’s What to Know


Urinary tract infections and kidney infections are often grouped together, but they differ in severity and impact on the body.  Understanding the nuances between these conditions is crucial for accurate diagnosis and timely treatment. Let’s delve into the specifics of UTIs versus kidney infections to recognize their differences, symptoms, and appropriate treatments. Continue reading to … Continued

Bladder Infection vs. UTI: Understanding the Differences 


Knowing the differences between bladder and urinary tract infections (UTIs) is vital for effective management and treatment.  While they share similarities, these urinary tract conditions have distinct characteristics that require specific attention and care. If you or a loved one are living with symptoms of a bladder infection or UTI, our team at Getwell Urgent … Continued

Can Urgent Care Prescribe Antibiotics for a Puncture Wound? 


When faced with a puncture wound, your immediate concern is typically your health and safety.  Puncture wounds may appear minor on the surface and can pose serious risks if not addressed appropriately. If you or a loved one have sustained a puncture wound, we are here to help. We encourage you to visit our urgent … Continued

When to Visit Urgent Care for Dehydration


According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 75% of Americans have chronic dehydration. While mild dehydration can often be managed at home by increasing fluid intake, severe dehydration can be a medical emergency.  In this blog post, we will discuss dehydration, the symptoms of severe dehydration, and whether urgent care facilities can treat it, … Continued

The Difference Between Food Poisoning and Stomach Flu


When sudden stomach discomfort strikes, it’s natural to wonder whether you’re dealing with food poisoning or the stomach flu, especially right after eating.  These two illnesses share some similarities in symptoms but have different causes, treatments, and implications.  In this blog, we’ll take an in-depth look at the differences between food poisoning and the stomach … Continued

Can Urgent Care Refer You to a Specialist? Here’s What to Know


When faced with a medical concern or injury that requires immediate attention but is not severe enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room, urgent care centers provide a convenient and accessible option.  However, there may be instances when the expertise of a specialist is necessary for further evaluation and treatment, even after your … Continued

Severe Stomach Pain: Signs It Could Be Serious


Oh, that feeling of stomach pain can throw us off balance, can’t it?  Whether it’s a dull ache or a sharp, relentless throb, severe stomach pain is something we shouldn’t ignore. But how do we know when it’s time to take it seriously? Experiencing severe stomach pain can be distressing and may indicate an underlying … Continued

A Premier Urgent Care With X-Ray Onsite


Thousands of people visit a doctor’s office for an X-ray each year. An X-ray is a standard imaging tool to evaluate and diagnose many injuries and health conditions. If you or a loved one experiences an injury or condition that requires an X-ray for further evaluation, you may be wondering where to go.  While emergency … Continued

When Does a Hematoma Need to Be Drained?


Hematomas are common injuries that can occur anywhere in the body, often after injury or surgery. Similar to a bruise, they often heal on their own with at-home care such as rest, icing, and time. Although most hematomas aren’t overly painful or severe, some may be too filled, leading to serious symptoms or external bleeding.  … Continued