Temecula Medical Group
Concierge Primary Care & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Temecula, CA
Urgent Care Q&A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care provides immediate diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious, non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. It provides an affordable, easy-to-access alternative to visiting the emergency room.
If you or a loved one experiences a potentially serious medical problem, contact Temecula Medical Group right away. The team offers same-day urgent care appointments.
What types of issues can benefit from urgent care?
At Temecula Medical Group, the team uses urgent care to treat various issues, including:
- Accidents and falls
- Cuts and lacerations requiring stitches
- Eye irritation and redness
- The common cold and the seasonal flu
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea
- Sore throats and coughs
- Minor fractures
- Sports injuries like sprains or ligament tears
- Minor back problems
You might also benefit from urgent care if you experience breathing difficulties caused by mild or moderate asthma.
What items do I need to bring to an urgent care appointment?
To get the most out of your urgent care appointment, it’s important to prepare in advance. The team at Temecula Medical Group recommends bringing a copy of your health insurance card, the results of any recent or relevant tests, and the name of your primary care physician (if you aren’t already a regular patient.)
If you have any underlying health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes or take any prescription medication, make sure to write down and bring that information as well.
What are the advantages of urgent care?
Urgent care provides a variety of advantages compared to the emergency room. For one, it’s much more affordable. The team at Temecula Medical Group sees individuals who are part of their concierge program but also accepts individuals on PPO and HMO insurance plans.
Urgent care is also much quicker than the emergency room. ERs see people based on their level of need, so if someone comes in with a more serious issue, you might end up waiting hours to see a medical professional.
What does an urgent care appointment involve?
An urgent care appointment begins with a physical exam, a review of your health history, and a discussion of the symptoms you’re experiencing. If your provider is unable to make a diagnosis following a physical, they might recommend additional screening measures like diagnostic imaging or laboratory testing.
Once they determine the source of your discomfort, your provider designs a treatment plan that minimizes your symptoms and helps you feel better.
To make an urgent care appointment at Temecula Medical Group, call the office or click the online booking tool today.