Illness, Injury, and Wellness & Prevention
Cold & Flu
The flu and common cold are both respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. They commonly get confused with one another, given that they both have similar symptoms. Typically, colds do not result in serious health problems like bacterial infections, pneumonia, or trips to the hospital. The flu is more severe than a common cold, where the symptoms are more intense. Symptoms of both viruses can be treated.
The majority of sore throats are caused by viruses and take time to heal. There are however many cases of sore throats caused by bacteria (strep) and require antibiotics to be treated.
Cough & Fever
Coughs and fevers can be symptoms of many different illnesses. It’s recommended to see a medical provider to determine the cause of the coughing and/or fever to receive proper treatment. Coughs and fevers can lead to more serious illnesses if left untreated.
Asthma, Bronchitis, & Pneumonia
Asthma, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia are all respiratory diseases that affect the health of your lungs. Symptoms for all three illnesses are quite similar. If you are having respiratory issues, it is recommended to visit a healthcare provider to determine how to treat it properly.
Ear & Sinus Infections
With more than 3 million cases per year in the United States alone, ear and sinus infections are very common. A sinus infection, many times, is transmitted via airborne exposure and can last anywhere from a few days to a week. It is recommended to visit a medical provider to ensure the infection does not leave any permanent damage after it has left the body.
Allergies, Allergic Reactions, & Rashes
Allergies occur when a foreign substance causes a negative reaction from your immune system. The most common allergies include bee venom, pollen, and pet dander. Allergic symptoms include sneezing, scratchy eyes and throat, and runny nose. If you are experiencing consistent allergies, visiting a healthcare provider is recommended to discuss a treatment plan to help weaken and eliminate symptoms.
Nausea, Vomiting, & Abdominal Pain
Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain can be very unpleasant sensations of discomfort. The most common case of these is due to stomach flu but can also be symptoms of more serious illnesses. If you are experiencing prolonged symptoms, visit a healthcare provider for treatment.
Labs & Testing
At our centers, we have the resources to conduct a variety of tests and labs. For those that don’t do onsite testing, we have trustworthy partners that can help get you answers soon. The most common testing that we do are flu tests, pregnancy tests, strep tests, and glucose tests. If you have a specific test or lab you need done, please reach out to your closest center for more information (to find your nearest center, click “Find A Location” on our homepage).
Lacerations & Abrasions
Not only is our skin the biggest organ in the human body but is also the organ that is most frequently damaged. When you get hurt, not only is it painful, but also exposes your body to infections. Our centers can get you fixed up quickly and ensure that you are on the path to complete healing.
Sprains & Strains
Sprains occur when you stretch or tear a ligament (tissue that connects bones or holds together a joint). Sprains are most common in wrists, ankles, knees, and feet. Sprains are more serious and involve a tear or stretch in a muscle or tendons. The most common types of strains are hamstrings and hip flexors.
Dislocations & Fractures
Dislocations occur when a joint injury forces a bone out of position. Fractures are mostly caused by high-force impact or stress during an activity, accident, sports activity, or work.
Bites & Stings
Most reactions to bites and stings are relatively minor, however some reactions can be more severe than others, requiring immediate medical attention and treatment. The symptoms you experience after a sting or a bite is an indication of how your body is reacting to the insect’s venom. If you start experiencing difficulty in breathing, call 911 immediately.
At our centers, we can treat mild to moderate burns. Our team will evaluate the cause of the burn and come up with the most effective treatment plan. Burns can vary in severity and possibly worsen over time, so to prevent possible infection, if you have any concerns about a burn (including a sunburn), it is worth the time to visit a healthcare provider to examine.
Our centers are all equipped with the latest and best technology to fulfil your x-ray needs. If you experience an injury, our team can diagnose the issue in our centers, and in the case of the injury being too severe for our treatment ability, we will help refer you to the right healthcare provider.
It is recommended by the CDC that anyone over the age of 6 months receive a flu shot annually. For every flu season, our centers stock up on flu shots to ensure that you, your family and loved ones, have the best chance of fighting the flu.
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Vaccinations and immunizations have been proven to help protect you from contagious diseases. Our centers have a variety of common immunizations. Please contact your closest location to verify what vaccinations we have (to find your nearest center, click “Find A Location” on our homepage).
Sports, Camp and School Physicals
At all of our centers, our team can perform many of the services that primary care offices provide. Rather than making an appointment months ahead of time, you can walk into any of our centers and our team can provide many routine and preventative health services such as physicals.
Urgent Care Group centers offer a wide range of occupational health services to support employers in maintaining a healthy and safe work force. Partnering with MEDcare will reduce the overall cost of healthcare for your company and your employees.
Urgent Care vs. The Emergency Room
There are many emergency room services that can be treated quicker and more affordable at Urgent Care Centers.
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.