Urgent Care

Urgent Care
Urgent care is one of the primary services provided at Rose Urgent Care & Family Practice in Vancouver and Battle Ground, Washington, because they believe in being there when their patients need them. Urgent care centers like Rose Urgent Care & Family Practice are a critical part of any community medical system. They serve as a buffer for patients who need treatment right away but don't necessarily require emergency medical care.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is an urgent care center?

Urgent care bridges the gap between the traditional physician office visit and the emergency department. The goal is to give patients options for certain kinds of immediate care, so they don't have to waste their time and money in the emergency room of a hospital or wait weeks for help. The staff at Rose Urgent Care & Family Practice offers patients the best of both worlds when it comes to medical treatment. As a family practice provider, they allow patients to create that all too important bond with a provider, but are still there for same day treatment in case an emerging problem presents itself.

What is considered an emerging problem right for urgent care?

Urgent care is set aside for those little emergencies that tend to mess up your day. Maybe an unexpected sore throat, or a cut finger that takes just minutes to treat. At Rose Urgent Care & Family Practice, urgent care is for:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Sore throats
  • Coughs
  • Foreign body removal
  • Fractured fingers or toes
  • Cuts
  • Stitches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Urinary tract infections

If in doubt, call the office to see if the same day appointment is appropriate.

What is not right for urgent care?

Urgent care is not for medical emergencies such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Head trauma
  • Concussions
  • Major limb trauma
  • Stroke
  • Severe asthma attack
  • Seizure
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetic coma

These are all serious medical problems that require more aggressive care than patients can receive at Rose Urgent Care & Family Practice. For serious medical emergencies, or if you are not sure, always call 911 instead of the office.

Is urgent care the same thing as a regular appointment?

No, urgent care service provides almost immediate care with a practitioner for minor emergencies. It is not the same thing as making a wellness appointment with your provider or even getting seen for a medical problem like asthma or allergies. Chronic illnesses require medical management rather than a quick-fix treatment. Save urgent care for those times you might need an antibiotic or quick procedure done, such as stitches, and make a regular appointment for other issues.

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