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It’s after hours, and you’ve been injured or feel sick. When your condition isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room (ER) but you can’t reach your primary care physician, you know urgent care is an option.
But many people don’t understand that urgent care facilities offer much more than an after-hours alternative for treatment. At Urgent Care of Ada in Ada, Oklahoma, our care team offers help diagnosing and treating many conditions. Here’s a closer look at some things for which you should consider urgent care.
Illnesses and accidents never seem to strike at a convenient time. The good news is that urgent care facilities offer fast, affordable, after-hours care for many conditions. Though different urgent care offices have different features, most centers offer these services at a lower cost than emergency care.
At the ER, care providers treat the most serious, life-threatening conditions first. Although this makes sense, it can also mean that patients with non-life-threatening conditions wait hours for treatment.
That’s why urgent care is often the best go-to solution for non-life-threatening medical issues that need immediate or near-immediate attention. Our providers can help treat many conditions, including:
In addition, the on-site X-ray services at Urgent Care of Ada mean we can diagnose or rule out different illnesses and injuries, including fractured bones, digestive issues, infection, arthritis, osteoporosis, and even cancer.
If you’re experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or an injury that requires immediate, advanced medical treatment, go to your nearest emergency room, or call 911. Some symptoms that deserve an ER visit include:
Other times, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. Primary care physicians offer continuing care for many health concerns, so they’re usually the best choice for chronic conditions or symptoms related to medications you’re taking.
However, if you can’t reach your primary care doctor, urgent care is an excellent alternative. At Urgent Care of Ada, our providers also offer telemedicine urgent care for patients who would rather receive care at home or cannot travel to the office.
If you’re ready to learn more about urgent care, contact the team at Urgent Care of Ada by calling our Ada, Oklahoma office or walking into our urgent care clinic.