When should I seek an urgent care facility?

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Urgent CareSometimes, conditions or problems may develop that don’t require the need for an emergency room visit. However, these concerns may not be able to wait for a later appointment at the primary care physician’s office. In situations such as this, many Arizona patients may consider the benefits of an urgent care facility that offers assistance for walk-in patients.

Why choose an urgent care?

If you’re ill or have experienced an injury that does not warrant an expensive trip to the emergency room but needs to be addressed immediately, calling your primary doctor to schedule an appointment a week down the road just isn’t an option. These are situations that are best addressed using an urgent care facility. Summit Healthcare has three convenient locations for patients to seek healthcare without having to book a visit.

What are the locations of Summit Healthcare urgent care facilities?

There are several urgent care facilities available in the Arizona area for patients to consider. These include:

  • The Snowflake-Taylor office at 1121 South Main Street, Snowflake, Arizona
  • The Show Low office at 320 East Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, Arizona
  • The Pinetop office at 728 East White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop, Arizona

These three convenient locations accept walk-ins during various hours of the week.

What conditions may warrant an urgent care visit?

There are many medical concerns that can be addressed at an urgent care facility. Some reasons why a patient may seek same-day treatment include:

  • Consistent fever, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts or gashes that may require stitches
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Symptoms of strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections

While an urgent care facility at Summit Healthcare is not a substitute for visiting your primary care physician, they can be a great resource when traditional medical visits are not suitable. In most cases, patients who receive a diagnosis at one of our facilities may be encouraged to schedule a follow-up appointment with their primary care physician for several days after their urgent care visit.

Interested in urgent care and walk-in practices?

Contact Summit Healthcare to learn more about the benefits of urgent care to get the care you need, when you need it!

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