It’s past your primary care physician’s office hours, and you have a minor illness that still needs prompt intervention. Where should you go? If you think going to the emergency room is the only option you have, you probably haven’t heard of how you could greatly benefit from visiting an urgent care facility.
Let’s delve into the specific reasons why urgent care facilities are the best option for minor illnesses.
Comprehensive, Convenient, and High-Quality Care
One of the prime drawing cards of urgent care facilities is that they are open late, all year round. They also accommodate walk-in patients, meaning you don’t need to schedule an appointment. What’s more, they have lower patient volumes compared to emergency rooms, so you don’t get stuck in the waiting room for hours: you get accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Urgent care facilities are also manned by physicians and staff who have extensive training and experience in emergency medicine, so the quality of care you receive is the same as—if not, even better than—what you get when you go to the emergency room.
Urgent care physicians are qualified and equipped to handle a vast variety of minor illnesses needing prompt medical attention. These include the following.
- Abscesses and skin infections
- Allergies and asthma
- Ear, throat, and eye infections
- Flu, cough, and colds
- Migraines and headaches
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Sinus and respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
If a urgent care physician deems that you need advanced care, they will refer you to the right specialist for the effective management of your condition or injury.
A Vast Array of Healthcare Services in One Location
Aside from providing medical care, urgent care facilities offer a vast range of other essential healthcare services, which means you never have to run around town to get whatever else you need—they’re all in one location.
The following are some of the healthcare services you can get at urgent care facilities:
- Abscess incision and drainage
- Blood work, urinalysis, and other lab tests
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) to monitor heart rhythm and electrical activity
- Foley catheter placement for urinary retention
- Foreign body removal (from nose, ears, and soft tissue, etc.)
- Gilenya first dose observation for MS flare-ups
- Glucose testing
- IV fluids for dehydration
- Nebulizer treatment for asthma attacks
- STD testing
- Sutures and suture removal
- Medical imaging (e.g., X-rays)
Urgent Care Facility in Fairless Hills, PA
At Patient Care Now Urgent Care, our providers believe that urgent care means so much more than attending to non-emergency illnesses and injuries: it is about providing comprehensive, compassionate, efficient, and affordable health care for people of all ages in the communities we serve. So, when you come to our facility, you can expect to be under the care of highly trained medical personnel who will treat you as a person—and not a number.
To find out more about our medical services, call us at (267) 202-6433. If you need to see one f our providers, simply walk in or, if you prefer, you may check in online for the quickest service. We are open to serve you all year round.