Urgent care offers assistance when you have an immediate health need but don’t want to head to the emergency room. At Family Care at Parklawn in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Dr. Carla Walker, offers immediate care when you need it for issues like lacerations or sports injuries. Call the office today or use the online tool for advanced appointments.

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What is urgent care?

Urgent care is immediate medical attention for non-life-threatening concerns that cannot wait for a future appointment.

Adults and children who experience a sports injury or fall or who have an unexplained rash or allergic reaction can benefit from a visit to urgent care.

If you have a severe condition, like a possible heart attack, stroke, or severe trauma – like a gunshot wound – the ER is the best place for you.

However, more mild emergencies, like a sprained ankle, moderate fever, or allergic reaction, are best served in urgent care where you don’t have to wait hours to get attention, and care is more affordable.

What conditions does urgent care treat?

Family Care at Parklawn treats a variety of common illnesses and injuries. These include:

  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Work or sports injuries
  • Allergic reactions and asthma
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Pink eye
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Nose bleeds
  • Unexplained pain or swelling
  • Food allergies
  • Food poisoning

If you need stitches or a brace for a sprain, Family Care at Parklawn urgent care can help.

What are the benefits of urgent care?

Urgent care provides quicker and less expensive treatment than your local emergency room. You get more individualized care and follow-up than you might at your local hospital. Health insurance is likely to cover your care, too.

What happens during an urgent care appointment?

When you come in for an urgent care visit, your provider reviews your medical history and any medications you’re taking. They thoroughly examine your injury and symptoms, asking when they started or about the incident that caused the issue.

You may need lab testing or diagnostic imaging in some cases for a proper diagnosis. For example, you may need X-rays for an ankle sprain to rule out a fracture or an ultrasound for digestive pain.

Once your provider makes a diagnosis, they deliver your care – whether that’s in the form of at-home care, stitches, prescriptions, or bracing (for a fracture or sprain).

If you have an immediate health concern, contact Family Care at Parklawn right away. Call or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.