There are a variety of problems that can be treated at urgent care and immediate care facilities, and there are even some diagnostic tests the facility is capable of running.
Visiting Immediate Care
The environment at immediate care centers is part clinic, part doctor’s office. At Nanticoke Immediate Care, the staff is made up of nurse practitioners, in addition to typical medical support staff. Urgent care centers are a lot like large doctor’s offices, but with more equipment and an in-house lab. You don’t need to call ahead or make an appointment at an immediate care center; simply show up when you need treatment or testing. In most cases, you will receive treatment and/or testing within a few hours of your arrival.
While many tests including blood work can be done at an immediate care center, there may be times when you require additional or more extensive testing, such as mammograms, CAT scans, and MRIs. If you need additional tests, the nurse practitioner who treats you will tell you where to go to have these diagnostics performed.
If you need common medical testing performed, some of our immediate care centers can provide everything from X-rays to blood tests. Visiting an immediate care center is designed to be efficient and quick, for someone and for the facility. Get your basic medical tests done here, and save yourself the time and aggravation of going somewhere else.
An immediate care center should be used when you can’t wait to see your doctor but your concern is urgent. If it is a life-threatening emergency, you should always go to your closest hospital’s emergency room.