Urgent Care and Walk-Ins Q & A

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    What is urgent care?

    Urgent care refers to medical or health issues that require immediate or near-immediate care, as opposed to issues that are life-threatening or very serious and require emergency care, such as a heart attack or compound fracture.

    What are some examples of conditions requiring urgent care?

    Urgent care includes many issues, ranging from accident-related injuries to illnesses. Some of the most common include:

    • sprains and trains
    • minor fractures
    • tendinitis including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
    • ligament strains
    • sore throats
    • flu or colds
    • respiratory illnesses
    • nausea or vomiting
    • allergic reactions
    • headache
    • fever
    • back pain
    • ear infections
    • bug bites or stings

    Access Medical Clinic offers an on-site lab in addition to its regular exam and evaluation services for quick results and immediate care.

    Do I need to schedule a visit for an urgent care need?

    No; in addition to scheduled urgent care visits, the clinic also accepts walk-ins so you can get the care you need when you need it without having to call in advance.

    How long does it take to be seen by an urgent care provider?

    Urgent care visits are prioritized above wellness visit needs in order to ensure the fastest care possible. Our healthcare team understands the needs of urgent care patients, including those with injuries and illnesses, and provides shorter wait times as a result.

    Can’t I just go to the emergency room?

    Emergency rooms are intended for emergent care of life-threatening or other very serious issues and injuries, which means your wait time for an urgent care need can be quite long. Costs are also higher, and the longer wait time also means you increase the risk of exposure to other germs that can make you sick.