When you or a loved one encounters a sudden health need, having a team to turn to can make a world of difference. Syed Naqvi, MD, and the team at Family Urgent Care are proud to be that resource for families in and around Columbus, Mount Vernon, and Bellefontaine, Ohio. When you need fast, friendly, and highly skilled urgent care, consider visiting Family Urgent Care. Walk-in visits are available, or you can book online or over the phone for less pressing health needs. Call our Coshocton office at 740-295-9177 or 740-722-9600 for more information.
Urgent Care Q&A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care is a type of medical care focused on addressing health needs that don’t rise to the level of true medical emergencies, yet require prompt attention. A good way to think about what falls under the umbrella of urgent care is to consider the intensity of symptoms.
For example, if you or your child has symptoms of a cold or flu and is so uncomfortable that it’s hard to focus on other matters, waiting to get in to see your regular physician might not yield the best results.
If you’re in pain after a fall or sports injury, waiting for the next available appointment can make it hard to move ahead with normal daily tasks without significant discomfort.
An urgent care visit could determine if a more serious illness is to blame for those symptoms and begin a path to relief within hours, not days.
What kinds of urgent care services are available?
Family Urgent Care offers a wide range of urgent care services, as well as an impressive array of routine health care services.
Some of the urgent care issues that can be addressed by Family Urgent Care include:
- Sprains and strains
- Minor sports injuries
- Sore throat
- Cough and congestion
- Allergic reactions
- Skin rash
Family Urgent Care offers onsite testing and lab services. These tools help them get to the bottom of your symptoms and create a customized treatment plan to help you find relief.
Family Urgent Care also offers pediatric care. For parents who are concerned about a child who is suffering, having easy access to caring and compassionate providers can make a difficult situation far easier to navigate.
What if I need emergency or specialized care?
It can be hard to determine if an unexpected health issue should be treated in an urgent care setting or in the emergency room. Some of the factors that should prompt you to seek emergency care right away include:
- Severe chest pain
- Severe breathing difficulties
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Seizure lasting more than three minutes
- Sudden inability to speak or move normally
- Sudden confusion
- Inability to move a limb
If you’re unsure where to seek treatment, call Family Urgent Care and speak with a member of the staff for more guidance. Walk-in visits are always available, as well as online or phone booking for less urgent health needs.
For more information, please feel free to send us a message or call us using our given contact details.