You have times in your life where you feel you have emergencies. These emergencies may not always require going to the ER but are still serious nonetheless. You can go to a walk-in medical clinic, which serves the community with quality medical care, even if you have an emergency.
What emergencies can be handled at a walk-in clinic? Several issues can be treated at a walk-in clinic just as effectively as they would be in the ER. Knowing when you can actually go to the clinic over going to the ER can help you determine what emergencies need hospital care and which ones can be treated in a walk-in setting, which can get you in and out of the specialist's office more quickly and can help you heal more rapidly.
If you or a loved one has a fever, you don't have to rush to the emergency room for treatment right away. Unless the fever is accompanied by severe dehydration, passing out, or is involved with a person who is very elderly or an infant, many fevered situations can be treated in a walk-in clinic. If you have a rash, your fever is very high, or the fever is ongoing along with swelling or hives, call for emergency help or go to the ER. Otherwise, you can go straight to the open clinic for assistance.
Breaks and sprains
Bone breaks and sprains can be treated at a clinic. A walk-in clinic often features X-ray services and other treatments for bones and breaks. If you are unsure if you have a broken bone or if you have a sprain or even just a pulled muscle, try to avoid going to the ER unless you are feeling numbness or very extreme pain. Your doctor will be able to set your broken bone or sprain and can even prescribe you medication to help you heal more rapidly.
Migraines or acute pain
Have acute or chronic pain? You can have these issues treated at your local walk-in medical clinic. Unless your vision is extremely blurry, you have numbness on one side of your body, or you have other serious complaints in addition to your pain, you can have your problems treated by a technician and medical expert in a clinic. If there are other concerns your doctor has while treating you or they think you need more testing, they can refer you to a medical specialist from the office.Share
2 October 2019
Hello! My name is Tully Reed. My husband and I have four children ages four, seven, nine, and twelve years old. Three of our children are boys, and we have one girl. As you might imagine, we have had our share of cuts, bruises, scrapes and falls. We've had fractures and concussions. We've had mishaps that have landed us in the doctor’s office, emergency room, and urgent care facility. My purpose for writing this is to share our experiences with emergency care. There have been times we ran a child to the doctor only to find out we needed to be at the hospital emergency room. We've not made use of our local urgent care facility when it may have been the best option. I hope that our experiences and lessons will be of help to you!