We’ve all been there. Your daughter comes down with a high fever. Your spouse has a bad cough that won’t go away. You burn your hand while cooking dinner. Things happen. And when they do, they don’t typically follow a 9-5 schedule. It’s urgent enough that waiting for your primary doctor to be open and available to see you is not an option. But, it’s not life-threatening and doesn’t require a trip to the ER.
STAT+MD Urgent Care is the solution that bridges that gap.
We give you more personalized and cost-effective care than the emergency room with less wait times and less costs. Our evening, weekend, and holiday hours mean that for those times when your primary doctor can’t see you, we can. Our experienced and knowledgeable physicians ensure that quality of care is never sacrificed.
Beyond acute illnesses and injuries, our urgent care offers you a convenient solution to make sure you stay healthy. With available preventative care services such as vaccinations, drug screenings, and physical exams, we help make sure taking care of your health fits into your busy lifestyle.
Urgent Care is Not Emergency Care
When a sudden nonemergency illness or injury strikes, STAT+MD Urgent Care can handle it. But, we don’t replace emergency rooms. For any medical emergency (a condition that is potentially life-threatening) you should still go to the ER.
Making the distinction between an urgent medical condition and an emergency can be tough. Use theses examples to help you decide whether you need to rush to the ER or if you can make a trip to STAT+MD instead.
Urgent Medical Conditions
Choose STAT+MD for nonemergency conditions such as:
- Common sprains and strains
- Moderate back problems
- Difficulty breathing caused by mild to moderate asthma
- Cuts with controllable bleeding that require stitches
- X-rays, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic services
- Fever or flu symptoms
- Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration
- Severe sore throat or cough
- Minor broken bones and fractures of hand, wrist, ankle, or foot that have not broken the skin
- Skin rashes and infections
- Redness and/or irritation in your eyes
- Urinary tract infections
A trip to the ER is necessary for any condition that puts your life in danger. Medical emergencies include:
- Persistent wheezing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain that is severe and/or constant
- Convulsions, seizures, or loss of consciousness
- Newborn baby with a fever (less than 3 months old)
- Heavy bleeding that won’t stop
- Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds
- Moderate to serious burns
- Compound fracture (when a bone is sticking through the skin)
- Serious head, neck, or back injury
- Problems related to pregnancy, specifically vaginal bleeding
- Severe pain in the abdominal
- If you are experiencing signs of a heart attack (i.e. chest discomfort and pain that lasts more than a few minutes, discomfort in other parts of the upper body, and shortness of breath.)