When to Go to Urgent Care

When to Go to Urgent Care Carson City NVPeople who are experiencing an illness or injury often find themselves wondering whether they should visit their primary care provider (PCP), an urgent care center, or the emergency room (ER). If you don’t require prompt medical treatment, you may want to opt for a visit to your PCP, since he or she is likely familiar with your medical history. PCPs are great for preventative care, diagnosing and treating non-acute symptoms, managing chronic conditions, and providing specialist referrals. Keep in mind, however, that it can often take weeks or even months to get an appointment with a PCP, which isn’t an option when you need treatment fast.
For more pressing issues, rely on either an urgent care clinic or the ER. The decision between these two comes down to whether your injury or illness is life- or limb-threatening — if it is, get to the ER as soon as possible. Conditions requiring a trip to the ER include:

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Severe burns, lacerations, and other wounds
  • Compound/open fractures
  • Concussions
  • Poisoning
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hearing and vision loss

But, if your condition isn’t life- or limb-threatening, urgent care is often the smarter choice for prompt treatment. Urgent care centers tend to have considerably shorter wait times than ERs, and their fees generally aren’t as high.

Musculoskeletal Urgent Care in Carson City, NV

If you’re in need of urgent care treatment for a musculoskeletal issue — like a sprain, strain, fracture, or laceration — in Carson City, Nevada, turn to the experts at Tahoe Fracture Quick Care. And, for chronic orthopedic conditions, choose Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, our full-service practice that’s been serving this community since 1966. Stop into our urgent care clinic on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

(775) 392-3680

2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 392-3680

1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 392-3680

1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

(775) 392-3680

105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

(775) 392-3680

306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

(775) 392-3680

2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(775) 392-3680

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

Christa D. / Carson City, Nevada
Thanks Doc!

"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."