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Signs That You Might Need to Visit an Urgent Care

Signs That You Might Need to Visit an Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
When you need treatment right away, your body has a way of telling you. Many of us have been at that point where you can’t even wait one day for symptoms to finally subside, let alone waiting an entire week to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. When you feel the need to see a doctor right away, it’s time to visit an urgent care.

Unexpected Reasons to go to the Urgent Care

Unexpected Reasons to go to the Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
All too often, illness or injury can appear 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, and your regular doctor or pediatrician is nowhere to be found. 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.

Finding the Best Practitioner for Your Baby

Finding the Best Practitioner for Your Baby

by Shearly (SU)
Deciding whom to entrust with the health care of your child is an important decision as a parent. When it comes to medical care for kids, there are three types of qualified providers: pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners.

Urgent Care Vs. the Emergency Room: When to Go Where?

Urgent Care Vs. the Emergency Room: When to Go Where?

by Shearly (SU)
When you are sick or injured, deciding where to get care may be 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.