Urgent Care Description
For an ailment or injury that cannot wait to be seen by your primary care doctor but is not serious enough to have to go into an emergency room.
Mount Sinai has a great description: Should the cut on your finger or the pain in your chest send you to the emergency room or an urgent care center? It’s difficult to be sure. So, we’re making matters easy by providing this clear-cut description of where to go for the care you need. Life-threatening emergencies, such as a heart attack or serious head injury, require a visit to the emergency department, also called the emergency room (ER). An illness or injury that does not appear to be life-threatening but can’t wait until the next day should be treated at an urgent care center. Urgent care centers provide easy access to quality healthcare for the times when your primary care physician’s offices are closed. Follow the link above to continue reading their article.
Ocean Shores Urgent Care
Services offered will be:
Abscess Drainage, Allergic Reactions, Altered mental status, Anemia, Asthma, Broken Bone, Bronchiolitis, Chest Cold, Cough, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Difficulty breathing, Dizziness, Ear Ache, Fever, Foreign Body Removal, Head Cold, Headaches, Hemorrhoids, Insects bites & stings, Non Life-threatening burns, Nose Bleed, Oxygen Treatment, Personal Injury, Pink Eye, Rash, Side Effects from Medication, Sinus Infection, Sore Throat, Sprains, Stitches, Stomach (Abdominal) Pain, UTI, Vomiting, or Wheezing.
Home Health Services will also be offered. For patients who are unable to get to the facility, a doctor will go to your home. This service will be on a “first requested first served” basis and may require an appointment which will be scheduled within 48 hours of the request.
Services NOT offered will be:
Amputation of a body part, Blindness, Cataracts, Deadly allergic reactions such as swelling or inability to swallow, Dentistry, Diabetic Management, Electrical shock, Immunizations, Kidney Dialysis, Major head injury including loss of consciousness, Near drowning episodes, OB-GYN, Open fractures where bone penetrates the skin, Retinal Eye Care, Seizures, Severe choking: cannot talk or breathe, Signs of a stroke: incomprehensible speaking, weakness in one arm, double vision, Sudden bleeding. Symptoms of a heart attack: chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, and Vaccines.
Note: Some of these may be treated at urgent care depending on the evaluation of the EMTs.