When you’re sick or find yourself suffering from an injury, it can be hard to figure out what’s the right step to take next.
The emergency room is expensive and it can take several hours before you’re even able to be seen. There are situations during which your primary care physician may not be available, especially on weekends or after hours. That’s where Getwell urgent care can help.
Urgent care centers provide service when you’re dealing with an ailment that’s not quite an emergency, but also can’t wait until the next day. If you’re experiencing one of these issues, your local urgent care center can handle it–no need for a trip to the ER.
Minor Cuts and Burns
If you find yourself with a burn or a cut that you think might need stitches, Getwell Urgent Care can handle it.
Urgent Care professionals can administer treatment to burns. They can stitch up small lacerations or cuts, and may even give a tetanus shot if there appears to be a risk.
Cold and Flu
Are you one of the unlucky victims of this year’s voracious influenza season?
No need to head to the ER to treat your symptoms. Urgent care can give you a flu vaccine to reduce your risk in the first place, and can take care of your unpleasant symptoms if you do fall ill.
Antiviral flu treatments work best when administered within two days of infection, so don’t waste any precious time. Go straight to Getwell Urgent Care.
Sprains and Suspected Breaks
If you’ve suffered an injury that has resulted in a suspected sprain or break, your local urgent care center can take a look.
Most clinics have x-ray technology onsite, so doctors can easily assess the extent of your damage. They can give you a treatment plan to set you up for the smoothest healing process possible, and may prescribe painkillers if appropriate.
However, if you’re dealing with a compound fracture (where the bone has pierced through the skin), head straight to the ER.
When your throat feels like it’s on fire, it can be difficult to tell if it’s a normal cold symptom or something more serious like strep throat.
A trip to the urgent care center can help. A strep culture test is easy to perform, and antibiotics can be prescribed. Strep throat is extremely contagious, and treatment should be started as soon as possible to cut down on the risk of spreading.
If you have asthma or a bronchial infection, your urgent care center can treat less serious breathing difficulties.
A nebulizer breathing treatment can be given for immediate relief, and an inhaler can be prescribed for home. However, if your difficulty breathing has caused you or your loved one to turn blue or purple in hue, go straight to the ER.
Go to Getwell Urgent Care
When you need non-life threatening medical assistance that can’t wait, visit your local urgent care center. We’ll get you feeling like yourself in no time.
Contact us if you have any questions about Getwell Urgent Care services.