Urgent Care Specialist

Lagniappe Medical Clinic -  - Primary Care Physician

Lagniappe Medical Clinic

Primary Care Physicians & Multi-Specialty Group located in Columbia, SC & Blythewood, SC

If you need same-day medical attention for an illness or injury, but you’re not so sick as to need to go to the ER, then urgent care is the perfect solution. The highly experienced health care team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic, with offices in Columbia, Blythewood, and West Columbia, South Carolina, offers same-day and walk-in urgent care appointments for you in the familiar surroundings of your primary care center. Call the clinic today to schedule an appointment, or use the online tool.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is what you need when you have an illness or injury that requires same-day attention, but doesn’t warrant a trip to the emergency room.

If you have symptoms of a heart attack or you have serious injuries, then you definitely need emergency medical attention. Cases where you should always get to the hospital include:

  • Compound fractures where a bone is sticking out of the skin
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An episode of unconsciousness
  • Bleeding knife wounds
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Feeling suicidal
  • A baby under 3 months old with a fever
  • Moderate-to-severe burns
  • Serious head or neck injuries
  • Severe back pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Symptoms of stroke

However, there are many instances where you might need to be seen quickly for less serious health problems, in which case urgent care is more appropriate.

What kinds of conditions come under urgent care?

Urgent care could cover anything that you don’t think can wait for a routine appointment with your primary care physician. Examples of urgent care conditions would include:

  • Minor injuries that may need stitches
  • Mild to moderate asthma attacks
  • Eye infections or irritation
  • Flu
  • Fractured toes or fingers
  • Acute, moderate back injuries
  • Severe sore throat
  • Nasty cough
  • Skin rashes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary problems
  • Fever
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dehydration

These are all conditions that would benefit from prompt medical treatment, but which aren’t life-threatening. In some cases, what starts as a moderate urgent care problem can escalate into something more serious. For example, a urinary tract infection that’s left untreated could lead to a kidney infection.

Where should I go for urgent care?

Urgent care problems often require you to visit a separate urgent care center rather than your family doctor, but Lagniappe Medical Clinic provides both family medicine and urgent care services under one roof. Urgent care appointments are always same-day, and you can just drop in if you have an urgent medical problem.

Whether you have a long-term health issue, non-urgent symptoms, or you need urgent same-day care, Lagniappe Medical Clinic can provide everything you need. Call the clinic today to find out more about urgent care, or book an appointment online.

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