Urgent care is an excellent option if you need medical treatment, but can’t get into your doctor right away. Milca Kaplan, CRNP provides quality urgent care to residents in the Washington DC area at MetroBest Clinic. Urgent care can treat various illnesses and issues and doesn’t require an appointment, but it can be a good idea to call ahead and let the office know you are coming.
Urgent care is a way for you to get medical treatment if you can’t get an appointment with your general doctor quickly. Urgent care is also often called a walk-in clinic, as you don’t need an appointment. You just come in during open hours.
Though urgent care shouldn’t be used to treat all illnesses and injuries, it is a good option if you have a minor illness or injury.
You may visit urgent care if you are experiencing any of the following:
Urgent care also treats minor injuries such as:
Though both urgent care and the emergency room provide medical care when you need it, there are times when a visit to the emergency room is more appropriate. You should visit the emergency room if you experience medical issues that might require more substantial treatment, such as the following:
Keep in mind that urgent care is an option for you if you don’t feel well and need to see a doctor, but can’t get in to see your general practitioner or family doctor for a while. Emergency rooms are designed to provide care all day and night for people with sudden, severe medical issues or who experience physical trauma from accidents.
Most importantly, urgent care allows you to receive quality care quickly. It may also be less expensive than a trip to the emergency room, depending on your insurance.
If you're experiencing cold symptoms, a mild sore throat, or have a minor injury, but can’t get an appointment with your general doctor, take advantage of MetroBest Clinic’s urgent care services. Call MetroBest Clinic for more information, or contact the MetroBest office online if you have any questions.