Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Urgent Care offered in Georgia.

Urgent care provides fast diagnosis and treatment when you have an illness that needs attention without delay. Rolandine Vaughan, PA-C, MPAS, and her compassionate team at Virtually Urgent Healthcare (VUH) in Dacula, Georgia, Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bryan, Texas, offer medical support for all your urgent care needs using an easily accessible telehealth platform. To find out more about virtual urgent care, call VUH or book an appointment online today.

What is urgent care?

You might require urgent care if you’re sick and need prompt medical attention. However, urgent care isn’t suitable for emergencies where your life might be at risk, for example:

  • Severe head or neck injuries
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heart attack symptoms
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Heavily bleeding wounds
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Loss of consciousness

Injuries such as compound fractures, where the broken bones are visible, also require emergency hospital care. Urgent care is best for anything non-life-threatening.

What conditions might require urgent care?

The urgent care services at VUH cover illnesses and some injuries that aren’t emergencies but require prompt attention. If your problem can’t wait for a routine appointment with your primary care provider in a few days or weeks, urgent care could be the answer.

Some of the common conditions the VUH providers diagnose and treat include:

  • Seasonal allergies
  • Coughs
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sinus infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Pink eye
  • Mouth pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Bug bites
  • Colds, flu, and COVID-19
  • Sprains and strains
  • Migraines and other severe headaches
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Acute joint pain
  • Allergic reactions (unless you have difficulty breathing, swallowing, or speaking)

Treating problems like these as soon as possible helps stop minor conditions from becoming worse. The urgent care services provided by VUH helps you get better without unnecessary inconvenience or expense.

How is urgent care handled through telehealth?

All urgent care visits are handled through telehealth at VUH, so you don’t have to wait to receive medical help. Simply log in to your device at the appointed time and wait in the virtual waiting room. Your provider will then join the call.

An urgent care consultation is similar to visiting your provider in person. You can see and hear each other over VUH’s secure video link and even show your provider visible problems like rashes, swollen joints, range of motion limitations, and sores.

In most cases, your provider can make a diagnosis, recommend treatments, or write a prescription for you. However, if they’re unable to do so, they might refer you for additional lab tests or diagnostic procedures. Depending on your condition and symptoms, your provider will tell you where it’s best to seek help.

To benefit from easy access to high-quality urgent care, call VUH or book a telehealth appointment online today.