Walk-In Clinic Specialist
WALK-IN CLINIC Q & A
What is a walk-in clinic?
A walk-in clinic is a medical practice that provides prompt, convenient, and affordable health care. You can walk in without the hassle of scheduling and waiting for the next available appointment. Though many walk-in clinics offer basic medical care, as an urgent care facility, MyDoc Urgent Care performs services that others can’t.
Some walk-in clinics only offer care through trained physician assistants or nurse practitioners. As a board-certified physician, Dr. Salib can treat a broad range of acute, chronic, and urgent illnesses at MyDoc Urgent Care.
Is a walk-in clinic the same as an urgent care facility?
Although walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities both offer walk-in services to visitors without appointments, they have key differences. A traditional walk-in clinic focuses on basic health care, such as treatment for allergies, strep throat, or influenza (flu). Walk-in clinics also don’t require a certified physician onsite.
Urgent care centers provide a higher level of medical treatment. Since at least one certified doctor must oversee the day-to-day operations, urgent care facilities can treat a wider range of illnesses. These clinics also offer onsite lab testing and imaging scans for patient convenience.
MyDoc Urgent Care offers the best of both facilities. As an urgent care center that also welcomes walk-ins, the clinic can provide comprehensive, convenient health care for their patients.
What services can a walk-in clinic offer?
MyDoc Urgent Care has the necessary medical providers and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat many medical conditions, such as:
- Animal or insect bites
- Strep throat
- Back pain
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Minor broken bones
The clinic also provides vaccinations, COVID-19 testing, and preventive screenings for walk-in patients.
When should I visit the emergency room over a walk-in clinic?
Walk-in urgent care clinics can address many injuries and medical conditions, but you should visit the nearest emergency room if you experience:
- Very high fever
- Obvious broken bone
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Head injuries
- Sudden unconsciousness
- Heart attack symptoms
To learn more about walk-in clinic services, call MyDoc Urgent Care, or schedule an appointment online now.