How to Know When Your Condition Needs Urgent Care

How to Know When Your Condition Needs Urgent Care

Every year in the United States, millions of people seek urgent care for quick relief of an array of symptoms and problems. The key is knowing when to seek care, so you can feel better and prevent more serious problems from happening.

At Grassroots Healthcare, our team is dedicated to offering urgent care services focused on a patient-centered, holistic approach to health. Here’s how to tell when you should seek urgent care with our team.

Urgent care basics

Urgent care offers medical services for health issues that benefit from prompt treatment, but which are not medical emergencies. With urgent care, you’re seen promptly, with limited waiting before your visit, so you can start feeling better as quickly as possible.

At Grassroots Healthcare, our team conducts urgent care visits using tests and techniques tailored to your symptoms, your health history, and other factors. What happens during your visit will vary, based on those needs.

Each visit begins with a careful review of your symptoms, followed by a physical exam and other evaluations to assess your condition and prescribe appropriate care. Depending on your needs, you may have on-site testing for diseases and other medical issues as well.

When it’s time to head for urgent care

Urgent care is a good choice for lots of medical issues that can benefit from prompt medical evaluation and care. That includes injuries and illnesses, like:

If you’re not sure if you need urgent care, you can ask yourself a couple questions to help decide.

Will my condition get a lot worse if I wait a couple of days? 

If the answer is no, then it’s perfectly fine to schedule an appointment in the near future. Likewise, physicals or other well visits can be scheduled in advance at a time that suits your schedule. 

Is the medical issue very serious or potentially life-threatening?

If the answer is yes, then you should seek immediate medical treatment at an emergency room, or better still, call 9-1-1. A short list of issues requiring emergency care includes:

Never try to drive yourself to an emergency room if you think you’re having a medical emergency — call 9-1-1 immediately instead.

Learn more about our urgent care services

Whether you need urgent care or you’d just like to learn about urgent care services so you’re prepared, Grassroots Healthcare can help. Call our Tulsa, Oklahoma, practice at 918-212-8828 or book an appointment online with Grassroots Healthcare today.

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