Sprained ankles, minor cuts and bruises, and fevers are a fact of life. When these and other urgent, non-life threatening conditions occur, you should call your Primary Care Physician’s Office and ask to be seen as soon as possible.
But what if you become sick or injured outside of your doctor’s normal office hours? Or on a holiday when most medical offices are closed?
If you have a non-life threatening illness or injury that requires treatment within 24 hours and you can’t get an appointment with your regular physician or an associate, an Urgent Care clinic can be a good option.
Urgent Care clinics provide medical treatment on a walk-in basis and are typically open evenings and weekends. They are able to address a wide range of illnesses and injuries such as:
- Sprains and strains
- Eye irritation or redness
- Fever or flu
- Minor broken bones and fractures (i.e., fingers and toes)
- Severe sore throat or cough
- Breathing difficulties (i.e., mild to moderate asthma)
- Sinus infections
- Minor wounds and lacerations
- Skin rashes and infections
For treatment of minor illnesses and injuries outside of your doctor’s normal office hours, please visit one of our two Urgent Care clinics in Escondido and Oceanside: