Urgent Care

Urgent Care Specialist
When you or someone you care for falls ill, having access to the convenience of an urgent care clinic can dramatically decrease the impact it has on your day. Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine provides walk-in urgent care services to give patients in Van Nuys, California, quick, convenient treatment when they need it most. When you choose to visit the urgent care clinic, you get quick service at the time that works for your schedule and at a fraction of the cost of an ER visit.

Urgent Care Q & A

Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine

What Conditions are Treated at Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine?

It would be impossible to list all the conditions that can be treated in the urgent care setting; qualified urgent care providers see thousands of common problems. Some of the most common reasons patients visit urgent care are for the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Respiratory infections, sinus infections, and asthma attacks
  • Common illnesses like cold, flu and gastrointestinal infections
  • Minor injuries like burns and lacerations that require sutures
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and common genital infections like yeast infections
  • Ear infections, eye infections, and dental infections
  • Urinary tract problems (kidney stones, infections)
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain, gall bladder attacks and appendicitis
  • Skin problems, including hives and rashes
  • Foot problems, including calluses, corns, and ingrown toenails

Urgent care doctors and nurse practitioners are trained to evaluate and treat any condition a patient might present.

Is Diagnostic Testing Performed In-House?

Yes, lab tests and X-rays are run at the clinic for maximum patient convenience.

When is it Important to Seek Treatment from the Emergency Room?

While urgent care doctors can treat emergency conditions, emergency rooms are better equipped for life-threatening illnesses. Signs and symptoms of life-threatening conditions include:

  • Chest pain
  • Unconsciousness
  • Numbness/tingling/paralysis on one side of the body
  • Sudden loss of speech and hemorrhage (uncontrollable bleeding)

Patients experiencing these symptoms should seek treatment in the emergency room.

How is Follow-Up Handled After An Urgent Care Visit?

Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine provides the best of both worlds: the flexibility you need in an urgent care clinic and the patient connection and follow through that family practice clinics offer. Many conditions require follow-up to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment, review test results and determine next steps. When you visit Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine, you can trust that the provider is available to manage your care indefinitely.

Does Insurance Cover Urgent Care Visits?

Generally speaking, yes. There are some insurance policies, like major medical policies, which don’t cover office visits. The staff at Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine are happy to assist you in learning more about your insurance coverage before your appointment.

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