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Urgent Care Specialist


Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Bluffton, SC

Urgent care services are ideal for illnesses and injuries that require prompt attention but aren't so serious you need hospital treatment. If you require same-day medical assistance, Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Bluffton, South Carolina, can help. They have a team of highly experienced providers delivering comprehensive urgent care for a wide range of patient concerns, from viral infections like the flu to sprains, asthma attacks, and earaches. Find out more by calling the practice’s urgent care clinic today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is the provision of medical attention for an illness or injury that requires prompt assessment and treatment, but isn't the kind of life-threatening emergency for which you should visit the hospital emergency room. 

Emergency medical attention would be necessary for symptoms and injuries such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Bleeding knife wounds 
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Moderate-to-severe burns
  • Serious head or neck injuries
  • Severe back, abdominal, or chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden loss of physical or cognitive function
  • Compound fractures (where you can see the bone)
  • Wanting to end your life

You should also go to the hospital if you have a baby under three months old with a fever.

If your condition is less serious but still requires prompt attention, urgent care is the most appropriate route to take.

What conditions would qualify for urgent care?

Urgent care could cover virtually any acute illness or injury that can't wait for a routine appointment at Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care. 

The types of conditions their urgent care team treats most often include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Fevers
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Eye infections or irritation
  • The flu
  • Fractured toes or fingers
  • Acute, moderate back injuries 
  • Severe sore throat 
  • Persistent, heavy cough
  • Skin rashes 
  • Dehydration

These conditions are all ones that would benefit from urgent care, but aren't life-threatening.

What are the advantages of using an urgent care clinic?

Attending the urgent care clinic at Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care is far more convenient and less stressful than having to go to a hospital emergency room. You also benefit from being somewhere familiar with people you know.

If your primary care provider doesn't offer urgent care services, you might need to visit an unfamiliar facility to receive the care you need, or use far more costly hospital services. At Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care, you have comprehensive primary care and urgent care provision in one location.

Urgent care is a same-day service, so there's no need to make an appointment – simply call in if you have an urgent health problem. Find out more by calling Global Family Medicine and Urgent Care today, or if your condition isn't urgent, make a regular appointment using the online booking form.