Are you feeling sick but can’t get ahold of your primary care physician or dread the wait times and the astronomical costs associated with ER visits? If your medical situation is non-life-threatening but still needs prompt intervention, your best bet is to go to a walk-in clinic.
Outlined below are the specific reasons visiting a walk-in clinic could be an excellent idea.
High-Quality, Affordable, Convenient Care
A walk-in clinic is usually staffed with highly trained medical professionals, and thus, the quality of service you can expect is similar to—if not, better than—that you can get at the ER.
A walk-in clinic is also open 7 days a week, usually for 12 hours on weekdays and 8-10 hours on weekends. As the term “walk-in” implies, an appointment is not necessary. You’re also likely to be seen and released within an hour or less.
What’s more, going to a walk-in clinic is a great option to receive high-quality but affordable care, which is especially beneficial if you are underinsured or uninsured.
Wide Range of Healthcare Services
Below are some of the conditions and injuries treated at a walk-in clinic:
- Animal bites
- Bronchitis, colds, cough, flu, fever, sore throat and other acute upper respiratory infections
- Ear infections
- Insect bites and stings
- Minor burns
- Minor cuts/lacerations that require stitches
- Minor head injuries
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
- Pink eye
- Simple fractures
- Skin infections and rashes
- Sports injuries such as sprains and strains
- Urinary tract infections
A walk-in clinic offers an extensive range of healthcare services, including the following:
- STD screening
- COVID testing (for travel and sports participation)
- Lab tests (e.g., urinalysis, blood work, etc.)
- Seasonal flu shots
- Asthma care and allergy testing
- Varicose vein treatment
- Diagnostic imaging (e.g., ultrasound, X-rays, etc.)
Seamless Care Coordination
If, after performing a thorough assessment of your condition, the doctor or nurse practitioner at a walk-in clinic deems that your injury or condition requires specialized care, they can coordinate your care with a specialist and relay all pertinent information to your primary care physician.
Walk-in Clinic in Garfield, NJ
Why delay seeking medical treatment when you can visit us here at My Doc Urgent Care? Our highly qualified medical doctors and nurse practitioner are always ready to provide you with the exceptional care that you need when you need it. We also offer essential services under one roof— including the ones mentioned above— so you never have to run around town for your care.
Visit us today. Simply walk in or call us at (862) 295-3501 to let us know that you’re coming. Our office hours are 8 am – 8 pm, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm on Saturdays, and 9 am to 5 pm on Sundays.