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Urgent Care Specialist

Select Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Raleigh, NC

If you or a member of your family unexpectedly becomes ill or suffers an injury that isn’t life-threatening, you need urgent care. Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, provides urgent care appointments for patients of all ages. With on-site X-rays and minor surgery capabilities, the team can treat almost all urgent health care needs. If you need urgent care, come directly to the practice or book a same-day appointment by calling the practice or using the online scheduling tool.

Urgent Care

What is urgent care?

Urgent care provides rapid medical attention and treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. It covers the issues that fall between the treatment you receive at a regularly scheduled appointment and emergency room care.

Urgent care includes medical exams and treatment, usually on a same-day basis. The team at Select Family Practice understands that medical needs aren’t always predictable, and they offer urgent care services to help you and your family stay safe and healthy.

What injuries and illnesses are treated in urgent care?

The team at Select Family Practice offers a wide range of urgent care services. They can diagnose and treat conditions, including:

  • Injuries from accidents and falls
  • Mild and moderate cuts and lacerations
  • Mild to moderate breathing issues like asthma
  • Eye irritation
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Minor fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sore throats
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Eye irritation

However, if you have a potentially life-threatening issue like chest pain, stroke symptoms, a compound fracture, or heavy bleeding that doesn’t stop, go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

What’s the difference between urgent care and an emergency room?

The main difference between urgent care and emergency room services is whether your life — or limb or vision — is at risk. Emergency rooms are equipped to deal with illnesses and injuries that could end or severely change your life. Urgent care typically covers everything else.

Emergency rooms also treat patients in order of their medical priority. This means that if you have a sprain or a minor illness, any patient who has a more severe health condition is seen before you. As a result, you could spend hours waiting to be seen. The team at Select Family Practice diagnoses and treats urgent care cases quickly.

Additionally, emergency room care is significantly more costly than using the urgent care services at Select Family Practice. Insurance plans vary in their coverage, copays, and deductibles, but with urgent care, you typically pay your regular copay for a doctor’s visit, while emergency room treatment can generate thousands of dollars in medical bills.

If you or a member of your family needs urgent care, schedule a same-day appointment by calling Select Family Practice or booking online.