Urgent care refers to outpatient treatment provided for immediate assistance with acute and chronic injuries or illnesses. Clinics that offer urgent care, such as Medical Arts Associates in Bellevue, Washington, must have widespread knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions. Urgent care visits generally take place outside of normal office hours—for those times when you can’t wait for an appointment with your doctor.
Urgent care is a convenient option to get healthcare treatment when you need it most. Dr. Moghis understands that her patients can suddenly get injured any time of the day or night. Urgent care is immediate, more affordable than an emergency room visit, and offers the same level of professional care you would receive if you contacted our office during regular working hours.
Our clinic is open later than many—until 6 p.m.—to offer easy access to medical treatment. What’s more, we also take calls after office hours for any of your urgent care needs. Simply call the main clinic phone and you will be directed to the on-call physician. Keep in mind, however, life-threatening emergencies cannot be handled through urgent care. In such emergencies, call 911.
Are you wondering what classifies as an urgent care issue? Your urgent care provider can address problems that are not emergencies, but that still need immediate attention. These may include: accident or falls, minor breathing problems, minor bleeding, fever or flu, eye irritation, sprains and strains, severe sore throat and cough, minor broken bones or fractures, and urinary tract infections, among other issues.
You should contact your local emergency department by dialing 9-1-1 if you are suffering from poisoning, suicidal or homicidal thoughts, severe chest pain or difficulty breathing, severe head/neck/back injuries, signs of heart attack or stroke, pregnancy complications, fever in newborns, serious burns, severe bleeding, convulsions or seizures, deep wounds (such as knife or gunshot), and severe abdominal pain.
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