4 Questions to Ask Your Urgent Care Doctor
UCare Urgent Care proudly provides urgent care services. We have 2 locations to serve you on North Zaragoza Rd. in El Paso TX, on Lee Trevino Dr. in El Paso TX, and nearby areas! For more information about urgent care clinics or to see one of our urgent care doctors, please feel free to call us or scheduling an appointment through our website.
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Whether it is the weekend, after hours in the evening, or you have an injury or illness that is not life-threatening but requires same-day medical attention, urgent care clinics are made for just such circumstances! At UCare Urgent Care, our doctors and medical providers would be happy to see you for a walk-in appointment.
At an urgent care clinic, you do not need to make an appointment in advance to see a doctor. Urgent care clinics routinely accept walk-in appointments. As such, all that you need to do to see an urgent care doctor is to visit an urgent care clinic during their open hours, and you can expect to see a medical provider in a short amount of time.
With that being said, if you want to make an appointment at an urgent care clinic in advance, you can do that too! In order to make an appointment with one of our urgent care doctors in advance at UCare Urgent Care, you can do so by calling us or scheduling an appointment through our website.
While urgent care clinics do not treat life-threatening medical emergencies, they do provide treatments for a broad range of acute and chronic injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening. At UCare Urgent Care, we are proud to provide treatment for the following illnesses and injuries:
• Abdominal pain
• Abrasions, cuts, and lacerations
• Animal bites
• Back pain
• Bladder infections
• Colds and flu
• Dislocations and fractures
• Ear infections
• Eye infections
• Insect bites and stings
• Minor concussions
• Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
• Sinus infections
• Sore throats
• Sprains and strains
• Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
An urgent care doctor can provide treatments through a wide variety of services. At UCare Urgent Care, our urgent care doctors can provide treatments through any of the following services:
• Annual physicals
• Bracing and casting
• Breath and saliva alcohol testing
• Camp, school, and sports physical exams
• Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams
• Digital X-ray services
• Flu shots
• Laboratory tests
• Occupational medicine
• Pediatric urgent care
• Pre-employment and pre-placement physical exams
• Rapid drug screening
• Travel health
• Tuberculosis (TB) testing
• Worker’s compensation
Urgent care clinics function as a sort of hybrid between primary care clinics and emergency rooms, as they are not equipped to treat life-threatening emergencies, but they do accept walk-in appointments. In this way, urgent care clinics are a convenient alternative to both primary care clinics and emergency rooms when you are in need of same-day medical attention for an illness or injury that is not a life-threatening medical emergency.
The reason that urgent care clinics are more convenient in such situations is because primary care clinics typically require appointments to be made in advance, and therefore cannot guarantee a same-day appointment, while emergency rooms are often preoccupied with medical emergencies, causing individuals with less critical medical concerns to spend an extended amount of time in the waiting room.
In contrast, since urgent care clinics do not see life-threatening medical emergencies, they are able to see patients on a first-come, first-served basis with much more frequency than emergency rooms, which significantly reduces wait times. At the same time, they do conduct patient evaluations for each patient upon their arrival at the clinic to determine if they should be treated right away or if they are fit to wait in line.
If you have further questions about urgent care clinics, we would be pleased to hear from you at UCare Urgent Care! For an appointment, please feel free to call us, scheduling an appointment through our website or visit us at one of our two locations in El Paso, Texas. We serve patients from El Paso TX, Lee Trevino Drive TX, Fort Bliss TX, Mission Valley TX, Resler Canyon TX, Alfalfa TX, Montwood TX, and Horizon City TX.