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Urgent Care

Desert Wells Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Queen Creek, AZ

Illnesses and injuries don’t always strike at convenient times. When you have an illness or injury that isn’t quite an emergency, but you want to feel better soon, the team at Desert Wells Family Medicine can help you right away. Located in Queen Creek, Arizona, Desert Wells Family Medicine provides urgent care to patients of all ages. To get care right away, please make an appointment over the phone.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care provides help right away without needing to schedule an appointment in advance. When you have an illness or injury that’s not life-threatening but still needs immediate attention, you should seek out urgent care. Think of urgent care as a middle ground between your regular doctor’s office and a hospital emergency room.

Desert Wells Family Medicine provides urgent care for a variety of injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Ankle, knee, and shoulder sprains
  • Simple fractures
  • Small lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Minor burns
  • Asthma attacks
  • Bronchitis
  • Pink eye
  • Strep throat
  • Influenza
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear infections

The team also offers in-office lab testing to ensure you receive prompt care and an accurate diagnosis.

When is it necessary to go to an emergency room rather than urgent care?

Hospital emergency rooms are an appropriate option when you have a condition that appears to be life-threatening or could result in permanent impairment, such as the loss of a limb. In these cases, you should dial 911 immediately. Symptoms and conditions that require emergency attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Fractures involving open wounds
  • Serious burns
  • Head injuries that include a loss of consciousness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Choking
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Seizures

When you go to the emergency room for a minor illness or injury, you’ll likely have a long wait. Emergency rooms see patients based on a process called triage, which means they treat patients with the most serious conditions first. By comparison, when you go to Desert Wells Family Medicine, the team will see you without much wait time in many cases.

How do I prepare for an urgent care appointment?

The goal of the team at Desert Wells Family Medicine is to get you healthy as soon as possible. The best way they can do that is to be fully prepared when they treat you. If you can, bring a list that will show them the following:

  • Current medications you’re taking, including dosages
  • Past surgeries
  • Current medical conditions
  • Current allergies
  • Current medical providers you’re seeing
  • Contact information

Armed with this information, the team at Desert Wells Family Medicine will know better how to proceed in treating you.

To get top-quality urgent care, we keep appointments open every day for urgent care. Please call Desert Wells Family Medicine if you have an urgent care need that requires quick attention.