When you injure yourself or have a health problem that can’t wait until the next day, an urgent care clinic provides the perfect solution for non-emergency patients. Ken Wamwiri, MSN, FNP-C, and his team at Evergreen Medical Clinic, provide walk-in urgent care facilities for the residents of Arlington, Texas, covering all minor to moderate health concerns in a warm and welcoming environment. Call the clinic today to find out more, or book an appointment online.
Urgent Care Q & A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care is the service for health problems that can’t wait for a regular doctor’s appointment, but aren’t so serious that you need to take a trip to the emergency room. Evergreen Medical Clinic provides expert urgent care to patients when they need it, avoiding inconvenience and being far more cost-effective than going to the ER.
What conditions are classified as urgent care?
If your problem can’t wait a few days, then it’s probably an urgent care case. Typical urgent care issues include:
- Ear infections
- Dog bites or other injuries requiring a tetanus shot
- Strep throat
- Insect bites
- Minor injuries
- Asthma attacks (unless severe)
- Eye infections or irritations
- Flu and colds
- Fractured toes or fingers
- Moderately painful back injuries
- Bad cough
- Skin rashes
- Sprains and strains
- Urinary problems
- Vomiting and diarrhea
At Evergreen Medical Clinic, you can also receive treatment for allergy attacks and allergy testing, as well as vaccinations that you may need urgently.
When should I go to the emergency room?
There are times when you should get yourself to the ER as soon as possible. If you’ve broken a limb and there’s bone sticking out of the skin (known as a compound fracture), or you sustain a traumatic injury, you’d most likely know immediately that you needed to go to the hospital.
However, other symptoms also warrant immediate attention, for example:
- Having a convulsion or seizure
- Losing consciousness
- Feeling suicidal
- Sustaining moderate to severe burns
- Serious head, neck, or back injury
- Any level of paralysis
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe chest pain
- Difficulty drawing breath
- Symptoms of stroke
While the urgent care clinic does see patients the same day, you’d still need to wait, possibly for some time if there are a lot of other people waiting for treatment too, so if you have any of these emergency symptoms, make a trip to the hospital.
The team at Evergreen Medical Clinic strives to help patients who need urgent care as efficiently as possible so that they can return to health without delay. Call the clinic today to find out more about urgent care services, or book an appointment online.