When you need prompt treatment but don’t have a life-threatening illness or injury, urgent care can quickly address your concerns. The primary care specialists at Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, in Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie, and Wappinger Falls, New York, offer safe, effective urgent care services for patients over age 12. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about urgent care.
Urgent care addresses health concerns that require treatment within 24 hours. If you have an illness or injury and need prompt care, the team at Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, can provide comprehensive treatment. The team offers same-day visits and extended hours for urgent care concerns, so you never have to wait to receive the quality treatment you need.
While urgent and emergency care share many similarities, the key difference is that the latter addresses severe or life-threatening health concerns. Urgent care facilities offer extended hours and same-day appointments but are not always open 24/7. Emergency rooms (ERs) have doctors, nurses, and front-desk staff on call during all hours every day of the week.
The Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, team may suggest heading to the emergency room if you experience symptoms such as:
The team may also encourage you to seek emergency care if you experience a sudden, severe headache.
When you arrive at Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, for your urgent care visit, the team may measure your height and weight before recording your vitals (blood pressure, temperature, and respiration rate). Next, they guide you into the exam room and ask questions regarding your symptoms and the reason for your visit. The team may review your medical history if you’re already a patient.
To investigate your symptoms, the team may perform diagnostic tests, such as:
The team may provide treatment on-site if they diagnose your condition. If necessary, they may create a specialist referral for further testing.
The Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, team can address a wide range of conditions at their urgent care clinic, including:
Call Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about urgent care.