Selecting the Right Urgent Care

Selecting the Right Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows

When you are sick or injured, deciding where to get care is the last thing you would want to worry about, as it can be stressful. Understanding your options now will make decision time easier when you need immediate care. Your primary doctor is the best place to start when you're sick or hurt. They know your health history, including any underlying conditions you may have. When you visit your doctor for an illness or injury, they can make informed choices about your treatment and necessary tests. However, what if you get sick or injured when your doctor's office is closed?

Urgent Care

Urgent care centers are usually open after normal business hours, including evenings and weekends. Many offer on-site diagnostic tests. and, in most situations, you'll find that you save time and money by going to urgent care instead of an emergency room. If your condition isn’t life-threatening but needs to be taken care of right away, then urgent care may be the right choice for you. Urgent care can help you with common conditions such as:

  • Minor bumps or injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rash or other skin irritations
  • Mild asthma
  • Animal bites
  • Broken bones
  • Flu and cold
  • Coughs and sore throat
  • High fevers
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Cuts and severe scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Minor injuries and burns
  • Sports injuries

When it comes to health care, today's consumers have a lot of choices. And with the increasing popularity of urgent cares around your area, choosing the right one can be a challenge, but it is important. Here are tips on how to choose the right one:

1. Choose the one closest to you

2. Make Sure they have experienced and qualified providers

3. Make sure the urgent care has convenient hours

4. Do research

It's a good idea to know where the closest urgent care centers are, so you know where to go. Call Colonial Family Practice at (855) 408- 0237 to have our doctors address all your health concerns.