Top Rated Urgent Care Doctors in Laredo TX

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What is the difference between a walk-in clinic and urgent care?

Generally, the two terms walk-in clinic and urgent care refer to the same kind of clinic. This kind of clinic is urgent care and it’s where you can go for immediate, walk-in healthcare for any minor health situation. For instance, you can go there for a sports injury or a simple case of the flu. An appointment is never necessary, anyone of any age is welcome, and any kind of basic healthcare can be provided. Urgent care is different from the other kinds of healthcare: primary care and emergency care.

What is better, urgent care or ER?

You can go to urgent care for any minor but urgent health situation, which means any situation that isn’t life-threatening but may still require urgent attention. You can go to primary care and see your primary care physician for any minor and non-urgent health situation, like having to refill a prescription. As for the ER (the emergency room), you must go there for an emergency, which means any health situation that is or may be life-threatening. Only the ER is equipped to handle emergencies, so the ER is the only option for them. An emergency is something like a major fracture, or fever in an infant.

Urgent care, primary care, and emergency care are all different with different uses. One isn’t better than the other. It’s necessary to go to the ER for emergencies, and you could go there for non-emergencies too, but if you do, you’ll have to wait for service until the doctors treat patients with emergencies. For non-emergencies, it’s best to go to urgent care, as they can see you right away, so you won’t have to wait for care. Remember, though, that only the ER can handle emergencies.

What should I go to urgent care for

You should go to urgent care for minor health situations like:

  • Testing for infections (if you need to be tested for a viral infection, please call our clinic instead of visiting us)
  • Sports injuries like minor sprains and strains, and sports physicals
  • STD testing
  • Immigration services
  • X-rays
  • Minor wounds like simple cuts
  • Occupational medicine like pre-employment screenings
  • Physical exams like school physicals and sports physicals
  • Minor illnesses like colds
  • Preoperative exams
  • Prescriptions
  • And more

Any minor health situation can be handled by the doctors at an urgent care clinic like ours. Here at Doc-Aid Urgent Care, we can take care of you or anyone else in your family, an appointment is never necessary, and we’re available to you 7 days a week. You can come see us right away today if you need to!

Do you have top rated urgent care doctors in Laredo, TX?

We do, yes! Doc-Aid Urgent Care has highly rated doctors. These doctors are available to see you or anyone else in your family anytime Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm. Don’t hesitate to come see us today if you need our care.

We have convenient locations to serve you in E. Saunders Laredo, TX, and Monarch Drive Laredo, TX. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients locally in Laredo, Hebbronville, Zapata, Carrizo Springs, Cotulla, Eagle Pass, and throughout the state of Texas via our telehealth option. We look forward to seeing and treating you soon here at Doc-Aid Urgent Care in Laredo TX!