Urgent Care Q & A
Urgent care is a service the Upper Echelon Medical team provides for patients who need to see their health care provider without delay.
Health issues like chronic care and preventive medicine services can wait for a routine appointment. Urgent care is when you need quicker attention for an acute illness or injury.
Common symptoms, illnesses, and injuries that might benefit from urgent care include:
- Abdominal pain
- Colds and flu
- Eye infections
- New skin rashes
- Strep throat
- Ear infections
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Sunstroke and dehydration
- Cuts and scrapes
- Minor burns and scalds
- Puncture wounds
- Sprains and strains
In many cases, you can manage these problems successfully at home. For example, most people don’t need medical care for the common cold — rest, drinking lots of fluids, and using over-the-counter cold remedies usually gets people back on their feet in a few days.
However, when your symptoms are severe, or you have an underlying medical condition, you can use Upper Echelon Medical’s urgent care service to get advice and any treatment you need.
Urgent care can deal with all but the most serious, life-threatening conditions, such as:
- Heart attack symptoms
- Stroke symptoms
- Extreme abdominal pain
- Convulsions or seizures
- Loss of consciousness
- Heavy bleeding that won’t stop
- Severe shooting or stabbing injuries
- Moderate to severe burns
- Severe head or neck injuries
- Difficulties breathing
- Compound fractures (where the bone is visible)
Upper Echelon Medical’s patients find that unnecessary urgent care and ER visits are a thing of the past as their health care provider is available to see them that day or the next. You can get your doctor’s opinion on whether you require an ER visit or not and potentially save thousands of dollars on unnecessary hospital treatment.
The treatment you need at an urgent care appointment depends on the nature of your complaint. Upper Echelon Medical offers a comprehensive range of diagnostics and treatments that include:
- Minor skin procedures (laceration cleaning, repairs, and dressing)
- Dressing burns and scalds
- Lab tests for infections
- Strapping sprained ankles and wrists
- Splinting minor finger and toe fractures
- Checking heart and lung function
The Upper Echelon Medical team also offers prescription dispensation, so patients benefit from wholesale prices for all the medications they need.
To find out more about urgent care or arrange an appointment, call Upper Echelon Medical today or book online.
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