Minor Emergency Urgent Care in Oxford CT
Are you suffering from minor injuries, lacerations or cuts, minor burns, minor infections, cold and flu, or skin infections? Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic in Oxford CT provides minor emergency services. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 278 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478.
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What is considered a small emergency?
What are the four types of emergencies?
Why do patients go to the emergency clinic?
When you’re experiencing a problem that isn’t big enough for the ER but still requires medical attention, an urgent care clinic is often the best place for you. While consulting your familial general practitioner (GP) is always recommended, it’s not always a feasible option for those who need a condition looked at right away or who can’t get in to see their GP due to scheduling complications.
At Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic, our team of medical professionals is ready to help get you back to feeling your best. Our knowledgeable specialists provide the highest quality of care to every patient that comes through our doors, helping them to achieve the relief that they’re looking for. Contact us today for any questions that you may have – we’re always happy to talk through any of your concerns.
Small or minor emergencies are those injuries or conditions that aren’t life-threatening but still require medical attention. These small emergencies include:
• Muscle, joint, and bone injuries, such as sprains, tears, or small fractures
• Shallow gashes or cuts
• Persistent headaches
• Minor bacterial or viral infections
• Lingering cold and flu symptoms
• Nausea and vomiting
• Skin irritations such as rashes, blisters, sores
• Prolonged dizziness
• Ear or throat infections
• Mild asthma attacks
• Minor burns
Urgent care doctors will prescribe you a treatment plan based on the nature and severity of your condition.
Though small emergencies are not considered to be life-threatening, it’s important to still get them addressed by a qualified medical professional. Left untreated, your condition may worsen or evolve into something more serious that requires a higher level of care.
Emergencies come in many shapes and sizes that require a patient to undergo varying levels of treatment. This may include first aid, prescribed drugs, medical therapies, inpatient or outpatient care, or surgery.
Medical emergencies can be categorized into four distinct groupings: physical, psychological, neurological, and environmental. Conditions and injuries can be classified accordingly under each of these four groupings.
Examples of medical conditions that would fall under these categories are:
• Broken bones
• Compound fractures
• Convulsions and seizures
• Loss of consciousness
• Deep gashes or wounds
• Severe burns
• Uncontrollable bleeding
• Fever in children under 2 years of age
• Pregnancy-related problems
• Serious head, neck, or spine injury
• Severe explainable pain
• Severe unexplainable pain
• Chest pains
• Difficult breathing
• Vision loss,
• Sudden numbness
• Severe muscle weakness
• Sudden onset of slurred speech or confusion
• Suicidal feelings
• Homicidal feelings
Conditions that are ignored or left untreated can result in permanent, long last damage and even death in severe cases.
If you’re unsure what level of medical care your condition requires, reach out to your GP or a health care professional at an urgent care center. They will be able to help guide you towards a suitable treatment plan or the appropriate health care center.
When you require immediate medical care, an emergency clinic is often the best course of action – especially if your general practitioner isn’t available or isn’t qualified to treat and/or diagnose your specific condition.
Life-threatening emergencies should be directed toward the ER, while non-life-threatening conditions that still need prompt care should be directed toward an urgent care center.
Urgent care facilities provide patients with easy and immediate access to quality healthcare when something unexpected comes up. Their facilities are streamlined to provide excellent care and treatment at an expedient pace so that patients are never left waiting long.
At Priority Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic, our superior medical staff and commitment to excellence ensure that patients with urgent medical issues receive the quality care they deserve. Our top priority is your care and getting you back on the road to health as quickly as possible. Contact our team of specialists today with questions that you may have about any of the services offered by our urgent care facilities. We’re always happy to talk through any of your concerns. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Oxford CT, Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Newington CT, East Windsor CT, Somers CT, Burlington CT, Canton CT, Branford CT, New Haven CT, Middletown CT, Rocky Hill CT Seymour CT, Middlebury CT, Hartford CT, Addison CT, and BEYOND!
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