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What is Urgent Care?Urgent care medicine is the treatment of patients who have pressing or serious medical problems, but who are not able to see their regular physician. Urgent care clinics, sometimes called walk-in clinics, do not take appointments and are often open late and on weekends and holidays. They provide access to medical care for patients whose regular doctor’s office is closed, or whose medical problem is too immediate to wait until they can get in to see their regular doctor. Urgent care is related to emergency care, but the two are different. Emergency care is for patients who are critically ill or injured, meaning they are likely to die if they don’t receive medical treatment right away. Urgent care is for patients whose problems are not life-threatening, but they still need to be seen within 24 hours. Some of the issues typically treated at an urgent care clinic include:
- Sprains, strains, and minor broken bones
- Ear infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Mild allergic reactions
- Fever and flu
- Minor wounds that require stitches
- Strep throat
- Mild asthma attacks
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