Minor Emergency Clinic in Coral Springs, FL
Walking Urgent Care provides high-quality medical care for a wide range of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Dr. Naseh Nawabi and his experienced and compassionate team offer personalized attention to patients of all ages. We are equipped with the latest technology, including x-rays and laboratory services, to assist with advanced diagnoses. We are here to help you and your family with any minor emergency. Our services are available seven days a week, For more information, Contact us or walk in, we are conveniently located at 10308 W Sample Road Coral Springs, FL 33065.
Table of Contents:
What is a minor health emergency?
What qualifies as a minor emergency?
What emergencies can a minor emergency clinic handle?
What is the difference between an emergency appointment and an urgent appointment?
Minor emergency medical situations can be completely treated through urgent care clinics, offering more convenient and affordable health care services than emergency rooms. Most health scares can be classified under minor health emergencies, and urgent care clinics can handle almost all of these unexpected, acute health conditions, making them the best choice for receiving quality health care among all other available medical providers.
A minor health emergency is a health condition that is non-life- and non-limb-threatening, but requires medical attention within a day or two to manage symptoms or to prevent the condition from worsening. This can include minor injuries and illnesses that do require medical attention but will not need emergency surgical services. These conditions benefit from urgent medical services and may require quick diagnostic testing services such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and blood, saliva, or urine samples. Many primary care physicians are able to treat minor health emergencies, but do not have the capacity to take patients within 24 hours notice, making them not ideal for unplanned medical situations such as minor health emergencies.
The qualifications of a minor emergency include requiring medical attention fairly quickly, within 12 to 24 hours if possible, but without this treatment are not a risk to the patient’s life. However, leaving these conditions without treatment would result in complications or progression of the health condition that may lead to more urgent or serious treatments being required. The vast majority of unplanned health conditions can be classified as minor emergencies, with common illnesses, injuries, and conditions most likely falling within this category. Common minor emergencies include minor sprains, strains, or fractures that require an x-ray, cast, or splint to set the bone, or minor lacerations or wounds that require cleaning and dressing. This can also include symptom management for colds and flus, and receiving antibiotics for various infections. Minor emergencies can also include cases of intense pain that are not indicative of a life-threatening or limb-threatening condition but require management in order for the patient to comfortably sleep and work.
The exact capabilities of individual emergency clinics will vary a bit depending on their capacity and access to laboratory services and diagnostic testing tools, but most will be able to address all minor injuries and illnesses, providing IV fluids, vaccinations, physical examinations, prescriptions, and testing for STDs, COVID, or strep throat. Minor emergency clinics that have access to laboratory testing services, diagnostic tools such as an x-ray machine, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRI machines will be able to provide even more intensive treatments all within one visit. They are typically designed to be able to treat acute health conditions, providing convenient and effective treatment options, and likely need to provide referrals for patients who they diagnose with a chronic condition to ensure that they are able to access the long-term care that they require to manage the condition.
Walking Urgent Care provides a wide array of minor emergency medical services, offering on-site lab testing, x-ray imaging and EKGs, treatment for asthma, coughs, and colds, provides stitches for minor lacerations, physical evaluations following motor vehicle accidents, as well as general health care services for patients of all ages with specialities in women’s health and pediatric care.
Visiting a clinic that offers emergency medical services versus urgent care services will likely be a similar process but will most likely be fairly different in wait times and the type of care provided. Emergency rooms tend to operate on a triage system to ensure that the patients that are in the most dire need for medical care are able to receive that care quickly, leaving those with less time-sensitive conditions waiting a long time for an appointment to be available. Urgent care clinics will typically operate on a first-come first-served principal, resulting in much shorter wait times, and a team of healthcare providers that are able to give each patient their undivided attention throughout the entire appointment. Urgent care appointments will also most likely be a bit more affordable than emergency appointments simply due to fewer resources typically being required to provide urgent medical services versus emergency medical services.
For more information, Contact us or walk in, we are conveniently located at 10308 W Sample Road Coral Springs, FL 33065. we are conveniently located at 10308 W Sample Road Coral Springs, FL 33065. We serve patients from Coral Springs FL, Margate FL, North Lauderdale FL, Coconut Creek FL, Parkland FL, Boca Raton FL, and all of Florida.