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Do I Need Urgent Care or Should I Go to the Hospital?

Do I Need Urgent Care or Should I Go to the Hospital?

Life is full of surprises — some good and some, well, not so good. Accidents usually fall in the “not so good” category, aptly labeled because they happen when you least expect them.

At Desoto Family Care, located in Southaven and Olive Branch, Mississippi, our team understands the unpredictable nature of illnesses and other unexpected medical problems, and we also understand the need for prompt medical care.

That’s why we offer urgent care services aimed at treating non-emergency medical and health concerns quickly, so you (or your loved one) can feel better fast.

What urgent care treats

Urgent care can be a great solution for just about any medical issue that needs prompt care but doesn’t qualify as an emergency. The overall goal of urgent care is to provide fast diagnosis and treatment for immediate medical needs, without having to wait for the next available office visit.

We offer comprehensive care solutions for a wide array of urgent care needs, including:

We also offer rapid COVID-19 testing for anyone who has symptoms of the virus.

An urgent care visit is similar to a regular office visit: We begin with a review of your symptoms, readings of your blood pressure and temperature, and a physical assessment to help us determine the best treatment for you. If you need lab tests, many tests can be performed on-site, without the need to go to another office.

Our urgent care services are available to anyone, including adults, kids, and teens, current patients, and new patients who haven’t visited us before.

When to head to the hospital

When it comes to non-emergency needs, urgent care visits offer lots of benefits over emergency room visits, but there are definitely times when the emergency room is a better choice. In general, any issue that’s life-threatening or has the potential to cause a life-threatening complication should be addressed in an emergency room. This includes issues like:

If you or a loved one ever experiences a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

State-of-the-art care when you need it

Our urgent care services are part of our team’s dedication to providing the best quality care whenever our patients need it. If you’d like to learn more about our urgent care services or any of the other family medicine services we offer, book an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Desoto Family Care Clinic today.

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