When you injure yourself or have a health problem that can’t wait until the next day, an urgent care clinic provides the perfect solution for non-emergency patients. Ken Wamwiri, MSN, FNP-C, and his team at Evergreen Medical Clinic, provide walk-in urgent care facilities for the residents of Arlington, Texas, covering all minor to moderate health concerns in a warm and welcoming environment. Call the clinic today to find out more, or book an appointment online.. (817) 591-0822
Urgent Care Q & A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care is the service for health problems that can’t wait for a regular doctor’s appointment, but aren’t so serious that you need to take a trip to the emergency room. Evergreen Medical Clinic provides expert urgent care to patients when they need it, avoiding inconvenience and being far more cost-effective than going to the ER.
What conditions are classified as urgent care?
If your problem can’t wait a few days, then it’s probably an urgent care case. Typical urgent care issues include:
- Ear infections
- Strep throat
- Insect bites
- Minor injuries
- Asthma attacks (unless severe)
- Eye infections or irritations
- Flu and colds
- Fractured toes or fingers
- Moderately painful back injuries
- Bad cough
- Skin rashes
- Sprains and strains
- Urinary problems
- Vomiting and diarrhea
At Evergreen Medical Clinic, you can also receive treatment for allergy attacks and allergy testing, as well as vaccinations that you may need urgently.
When should I go to the emergency room?
There are times when you should get yourself to the ER as soon as possible. If you’ve broken a limb and there’s bone sticking out of the skin (known as a compound fracture), or you sustain a traumatic injury, you’d most likely know immediately that you needed to go to the hospital.
However, other symptoms also warrant immediate attention, for example:
- Having a convulsion or seizure
- Losing consciousness
- Feeling suicidal
- Sustaining moderate to severe burns
- Serious head, neck, or back injury
- Any level of paralysis
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe chest pain
- Difficulty drawing breath
- Symptoms of stroke