Urgent medical needs can arise any time of day or night, often with little to no warning. Knowing where to turn can make a world of difference in the outcome, which is why Sangita Sahay, MD, of DOCCS in Melbourne, Florida, is proud to offer urgent care services. If you or a loved one needs prompt medical attention, call to determine your next steps. Online booking is also available for less time-sensitive scheduling needs.
Urgent care serves to meet acute medical needs that are not true medical emergencies. This area of practice helps you find relief from symptoms as quickly as possible, without incurring the expense or hassle of emergency room visits.
There are certainly times when the emergency room is the best option. These facilities are staffed with physicians trained in emergency medicine, a vast array of diagnostic and treatment platforms, and on-call specialists across a wide range of fields.
But emergency room visits are also expensive, and the triage staff working at the front desk are there to assess each incoming patient’s condition and prioritize the most serious cases. That means you can find yourself waiting in an area filled with sick people for many hours before being seen.
When urgent care can meet your needs, it offers a better range of benefits as compared to a traditional emergency room setting.
At DOCCS, many urgent care needs can be met during a same-day visit. Some examples of the types of issues that can be treated with urgent care include:
These are just some of the common issues that bring people in for urgent care services.
It can be hard to know whether urgent care is the right fit for your needs. If any of the following apply, an emergency room visit is probably the best option:
If you are unsure where to go for care, you are always welcome to call DOCCS and explain your circumstances. You’ll receive guidance on where to turn for help. Same-day visits are usually available, and DOCCS also offers in-house labs and radiology services in addition to an on-site pharmacy.
Remember that online booking is an option for less urgent scheduling needs.