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Minor Injuries | Immediate Care

  In seeking medical care, time is sometimes of the essence, and you can’t wait for an appointment to see a provider. Premier Healthcare has an after-hours clinic set up to handle ambulatory and walk-in medical care for your more urgent needs, giving you peace of mind that help is close by. Both Roy and Amber are equipped to handle most minor emergencies, allowing you to get the immediate help you need. If you need immediate care, call in advance or walk-in during our after-hours clinic on Monday-Thursday from 5 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Minor Injuries | Immediate Care Q & A

 

What is immediate care?

  Immediate care is reserved for those medical issues that cannot wait several days, or weeks, to see a provider. Immediate care differs from emergency care, which is geared more toward medical emergencies that require more advanced medical intervention because of situations that may be life-threatening.

  The providers at Premier Healthcare understand that health care concerns arise that have an impact on the quality of life that cannot wait for a regular appointment. Roy and Amber are available for walk-in immediate care needs during our after-hours clinic times (Monday-Thursday 5 pm-7:30 pm and Saturday 10 am-2 pm)

  You don’t need an appointment and walk-ins are welcome, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead if you can.

What are the most common reasons to seek immediate care?

  The medical team at Premier Healthcare is equipped to handle most of your urgent care needs, including:

  • Flu

  • Ear infections

  • Fever

  • Sprains/strains

  • Minor cuts and scrapes (including those needing minor suturing)

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Skin rashes or infections

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  If your provider finds that your situation is too severe for our clinic to handle, they will guide you to the nearest emergency room or call an ambulance to provide transportation to the nearest hospital. If you have an issue that requires more specialized care, your provider will ensure that you’re stable, then refer you to a specialist.

What is the difference between immediate care and emergency care?

  Both types of care are designed to deliver immediate medical attention, however, if you’re experiencing any of the following, you should call 911 or get to an emergency room:

  • Chest pain

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Severe pain, particularly in the abdomen

  • Sudden fainting, loss of balance, weakness, or paralysis

  • Sudden vision changes

  • Infants with fevers over 100℉

  • Severe fevers in adults, especially if accompanied by a rash

  • Serious burns

  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy

  • Prolonged nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

  • Severe injury, deep wounds/lacerations

  Patients are welcomed and encouraged to call Premier Healthcare for guidance if you have any questions about where you should go to receive appropriate treatment for your health concern.