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Urgent Care

Many people often confuse urgent care with emergency care. Urgent care is meant to cater to situations that may need immediate attention. Imagine that you have accidentally sliced your finger while working with sharp objects. It is obvious that you will experience unbearable pain and a loss of blood. You try first aid, but the injury is deep enough to cause unstoppable bleeding. What will you do? The answer is simple. See your general physician or visit urgent care units near you. 

Urgent care units cater to urgent health matters which may not be life-threatening innately. It includes injuries or illnesses that may cause distress and severe pain but may not be life-threatening. However, if you face a medical emergency, you need to immediately seek emergency care. A failure to receive emergency medical care may cause loss of limb or life. 

To know more, you can contact a general medicine doctor near you. Or you can visit an urgent care center near you.

What is the difference between urgent care and a medical emergency?

The major difference between urgent care and emergency room service is the severity of health conditions. If you or your loved ones experience a serious, life-threatening condition or a major accident that may cause adverse effects on your health, it is important to seek immediate medical help. Matters that come under urgent care may not be this serious but often need care within 24 hours. 

What are the symptoms that show you need urgent care?

Urgent care symptoms may not be serious. However, they need to be addressed within a certain timeframe. These symptoms include:

  1. Cuts and injuries 
  2. Excessive bleeding
  3. Fractures 
  4. Accidents
  5. Minor injury due to a fall
  6. Moderate breathing difficulty
  7. Eye injury or irritation
  8. Flu 
  9. Fever in an infant for 3 days or more
  10. Sudden skin rashes 
  11. Skin infections
  12. Urinary tract infections 
  13. Diarrhea
  14. Minor allergic reactions
  15. Sinus problems
  16. Sore throat
  17. Difficulty in swallowing
  18. Nose bleed

When do you need to see a doctor?

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, visit your nearest urgent care center and get proper treatment. 

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.

Call 18605002244 to book an appointment.

What do you need to know before you visit an urgent care center?

Urgent care centers are mostly overcrowded. There are certain things you should know before you visit an urgent care center. 

  1. Look for your nearby urgent care center: It is wise to find an urgent care center near your home. Use Google to find the exact location and details of your nearest urgent care center.
  2. Get details of your medical insurance: Urgent care treatments may have multiple complications. It is best to know what kind of illnesses and injuries are covered by your medical health insurance. Some types of insurance also allow a completely cashless facility.
  3. Have a word with your family doctor: Before you decide to analyze if you need urgent care, it is recommended that you check with your healthcare expert or a family doctor. If your family doctor’s office is unavailable, you can visit an urgent care center instead of delaying your illness.
  4. Take someone with you: Visiting an urgent care center may be time-consuming. The presence of a friend or family member may be helpful as it may reassure you while waiting for urgent care. 
  5. Carry your medical records: Once you reach an urgent care center, the doctor may ask you questions related to your medical history. It is best to carry medical records or know the basic medical history, which includes things like:
    • Your allergies to certain foods and medications
    • Existing health conditions
    • Insurance details 
    •  Details of your family doctor


With urgent care, you can avoid non-threatening health conditions from turning into life-threatening health complications. 

Do I need to carry all medical records while visiting an urgent care unit?

It is not mandatory to carry physical copies of your medical records as long as you know your existing or past health conditions and allergies.

Can I visit an urgent care unit for vaccination?

Yes. You can visit urgent care vaccinations. Especially when it comes to vaccinating your child, it is best not to miss timelines defined by your doctor.

Does medical insurance cover illnesses from the urgent care category?

It depends on your medical insurance provider. It is best to review insurance documents before you reach an urgent care unit. Having all details will ease your experience there.

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