We all know how awful it is when we have an accident or someone we care for is hurt or doesn’t feel good. It is so unpleasant when we have to make an emergency trip for medical help. And any time a sudden medical issue comes up, it’s always inconvenient and it’s always scary. Naturally, these situations occur off hours, like in the middle of the night, or on holidays and weekend when local urgent care centers are not open.
Fortunately there is such a thing as an immediate clinic, which is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. But how do you know what is treated in an immediate clinic? Will the clinic be able to give you the help you need for your specific medical problem? Here is an overview of what you can expect to find at a clinic such as this, when you have a medical emergency and it is not feasible or advisable or practical to visit an emergency room.
First of all, let’s start with accidents and injuries. A clinic will treat sports injuries and Worker’s Comp injuries such as muscle strain and sprains. You will also be able to get a splint in a clinic as well as a digital x-ray. Minor injuries such as lacerations, foot and back pain and joint pain are treated in a clinic, too.
Next,let’s move to problems that happen mostly (but not only) in the great outdoors. These include rashes, insect bites, dehydration, cuts, burns, allergies, swimmer’s ear, skin irritation and infections, inner ear infections and earaches, athlete’s foot and asthma.
Many tests are available in a clinic. These include EKG, adult vaccines, blood tests, blood work, HIV testing, STD testing, travel medicine and vaccines, TB testing, DOT testing, flu shots, hazmat screening, DOT physicals, employment screening and flu/influenza shots.
Sometimes you don’t know what is exactly wrong, but you have symptoms like abdominal pain, wheezing, dizziness, vomiting, heartburn, headache, nausea, a migraine, cold sores, a cold, cough, diarrhea or hemorrhoids. A visit to a clinic can lead to a diagnosis of what is wrong, so treatment can start and the patient will be on the way to getting better.
Finally, there are many infections that can be identified by a trip to a clinic. These include strep throat, staph infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, kidney infection, joint infections, bronchitis, bladder infections and urinary tract infections, abdominal pains and abscesses.
From this overview, it is clear that an immediate clinic addresses a wide spectrum of medical problems, ranging from ranging from pediatrics to adult and geriatric diagnostics. When time is of the essence, it is a great relief to know that a clinic is available and that they are there to treat so many medical matters.