How Does Urgent Care Work?
You’ve probably heard of urgent care (sometimes it’s referred to as “immediate care” or “express care”), but if you’ve never been to one of these clinics before, you might be wondering exactly how urgent care works. Urgent care clinics are a great option for times when you need prompt care, but your condition isn’t life- or limb-threatening (if it is, make sure to get to an emergency room as soon as possible!). These clinics generally accept walk-in patients, so you don’t need to worry about making an appointment ahead of time, like you would with a primary care provider.
When you arrive at an urgent care clinic, you’ll check in like you would at a doctor’s office, then wait to be seen by one of the clinic’s providers. The receptionist will probably give you some forms to fill out while you’re waiting, where you’ll describe your medical history and the condition you’re currently experiencing. You’ll likely be seen by a doctor, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner, who will talk to you about your condition, perform an examination, and recommend a course of treatment.
Some urgent care clinics specialize in one specific area — like pediatrics or a certain type of injury — so it’s important to choose one that will serve your needs. And, if you have health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, you’ll also want to make sure that the clinic you choose accepts your plan.
Musculoskeletal Urgent Care in the Minden, NV, Area
If you’re in the Minden, Nevada, area and you need urgent care treatment for a musculoskeletal condition — like a sprain, strain, or fracture — you can turn to Tahoe Fracture Quick Care. We’re open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we never require appointments. Please contact us if you have any questions.