Your Urgent Healthcare Concerns
Urgent healthcare concerns will be addressed in our office with a same-day appointment. If you require medical attention after normal business hours, call our main number for instructions on how to reach a provider.
We recommend you consider urgent care before going to the emergency department. Urgent care can be quicker, with a lower cost and better results, compared to a crowded ER that may require unnecessary tests or hospital stays.
When to get urgent care? Urgent care centers have extended hours outside of normal office hours. Urgent care is care you need soon, usually within 24 hours, for a problem that is serious but is not an emergency. Examples include:
- coughs, colds and sore throats
- minor burns
- muscle pulls
- fever or flu-like symptoms
- rash or other skin irritations
- sprains and strains
- urinary tract infections
What is an Emergency?
It is an emergency if you reasonably believe that if you don’t get care right away, it could be dangerous to your life or to a part of your body.
Islands Family Medical Center Offers Same-Day Appointments
At Islands Family Medical Center, the wait time for a same-day appointment is usually much shorter than waiting in a hospital emergency department. Hospital-based emergency care is designed for rapid response to life-threatening situations. Priority is given to patients with the greatest need. Patients with less serious medical problems often must wait.
Primary care settings such as Islands Family Medical Center have lower costs than hospital-based facilities. Therefore, your out-of-pocket expenses will be less and your care more affordable when you opt to receive same-day medical services from us.
Islands Family Medical Center offers a comprehensive team of highly experienced providers capable of caring for a wide range of patient concerns. Our practitioners have access to your electronic medical record, so they can quickly and easily review your health history, medications, allergies, and other pertinent health information.