Urgent Care & Primary Care Practice located in Atlanta, GA
If you experience a potentially serious but non-life-threatening medical problem, like a broken bone or a high fever, visit urgent care right away. At WestsideMed, the team provides urgent care services to people of all ages in a state-of-the-art environment. To make an appointment at the practice in Atlanta, Georgia, call the office or schedule online.
Urgent Care Q&A
What types of issues does urgent care treat?
At WestsideMed, the team uses urgent care to treat a variety of common illnesses and injuries, including:
- Simple fractures
- Strep throat
- The flu
- Cuts and lacerations
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sprains and strains
- Urinary tract infections
- Skin rashes
- Bug bites
- Eye irritation and redness
- Ear infections
You might also benefit from urgent care if you need minor surgical care, such as incision and drainage, sutures, or wound care.
Which documents should I bring to urgent care?
Unlike your doctor’s office, urgent care facilities don’t maintain extensive records on all of their patients. As a result, it’s important to come to your appointment prepared.
The team at WestsideMed recommends bringing your ID, health insurance information, and the names of the medications, vitamins, and supplements you take. If you’ve undergone any recent tests or are living with a chronic condition like diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, give your provider that information as well.
What does an urgent care appointment involve?
An urgent care appointment begins with a comprehensive physical exam and a discussion of your symptoms, including their severity, when they first started, and if any activities like exercising or eating certain foods make them worse.
Your provider might recommend additional tests, like lab services or X-rays, depending on your symptoms and medical history. Once they pinpoint the source of your discomfort, the team develops a custom care plan. Usually, that includes at-home measures of care, and if necessary, prescription medication.
What if my medical emergency is life-threatening?
If you or a loved one experiences a potentially life-threatening medical emergency, like severe chest pain or a loss of consciousness, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room right away. Urgent care facilities like WesideMed aren’t equipped to treat emergencies.
To learn more about the benefits of urgent care, make an appointment at WestsideMed by calling the office or scheduling online today.