5 Most Common Reasons to Visit Urgent Care

Apr 01, 2023
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People visit urgent care for plenty of reasons, and here are the top five things that lead them to seek fast care from a medical health expert.

You don’t need to go to the ER because your situation isn’t life-threatening, but you don’t necessarily want to wait to get into your primary care provider — or maybe you don’t have one. Urgent care offers the middle ground. With urgent care, you can get the prompt, specialized care you need without braving an emergency room. 

Plus, you can get treatment for various conditions at urgent care, from sudden issues like fractures to lasting ones like chronic pain. In fact, at America First Urgent Care in Coppell, Bedford, and Mesquite, Texas, our team of expert providers helps you get the care you need for nearly anything that ails you. 

Here are the top five reasons people visit us. 

#1: Acute illness

Whether you’re dealing with a sore throat, a fever, a cough, or some other unwelcome symptom, we’re here for you when you have an acute illness. That could be a cold, the flu, COVID-19, or anything else that comes on suddenly. 

When possible — with a bacterial infection, for example — we offer medication targeting the illness. When that isn’t possible (e.g., with a virus), we can provide care that eases your symptoms. 

#2: Traumatic injuries

It all happened in the blink of an eye. Whether you got into a car accident, fell, had a sports injury, or tripped, you’re suddenly dealing with the ramifications. 

If you think something might be broken, we can help. We offer on-site X-ray services here at America First Urgent Care. And even if nothing is fractured, we can help you move forward, supporting healing and preventing infection. 

#3: Chronic pain

Walking around with chronic pain gets old fast; sometimes, you hit a breaking point. At that moment, you’re ready to do something about your symptoms. 

With urgent care, you can see a medical professional while you have momentum. Our America First Urgent Care team specializes in chronic pain management, and we tailor your treatment to you and your symptoms. 

#4: Skin issues

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. So when something goes wrong with it, you want to get the care you need — and fast. We regularly see patients for skin issues like:

  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Hives
  • Infections

If you want prompt care to heal your skin and avoid unwelcome side effects like itching or scarring, we’re here. 

#5: For their kids

While we see plenty of adult patients, we also offer pediatric urgent care for:

  • Strep throat
  • Ear infections
  • The flu
  • COVID-19
  • Colds
  • Fractures
  • Dehydration
  • Animal bites and stings
  • Allergies
  • Asthma

In short, if you want to get care for your child quickly, remember that urgent care delivers. 

To get prompt medical attention when you need it, don’t hesitate to call our office nearest you or book your appointment online.