Islamorada Medical Center
Family Medicine located in Tavernier, FL & Marathon, FL
If you need immediate medical attention but want to avoid emergency rooms, the experts at Islamorada Medical Center in Tavernier and Marathon, Florida, are here for you. The experienced family medicine specialists offer comprehensive urgent care services on the same day you need care. Call, schedule an appointment online, or simply walk into Islamorada Medical Center today.
Urgent Care Q & A
What are urgent care services?
Urgent care includes medical evaluations and treatments you can access right away, even in the evening, at night, or on the weekends. Islamorada Medical Center offers visits by appointment, as well as walk-in appointments, for times you develop health issues without warning.
Urgent care at Islamorada Medical Center treats mild to moderate injuries, illnesses, and diseases. Your urgent care provider gathers important information regarding your medical history before evaluating existing medical concerns.
You might need additional tests beyond just a physical exam, including urinalysis, bloodwork, biopsies, imaging tests, or swab testing.
Based on the findings of the exam and results of any tests, your family medicine specialist makes a diagnosis or refers you to another professional. They offer same-day care in the office for numerous medical issues, as well as prescription medications when needed.
Which urgent care services are available?
Islamorada Medical Center provides urgent care services to accommodate the needs of local and out-of-town residents alike. You and your family members can schedule appointments or walk into the office to receive:
- Allergy testing
- Skin evaluations
- Cyst removal
- Joint injections
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
- Fish hook removal
- Minor surgeries
Your specialist makes treatment recommendations based on your personal needs, medical history, and preferences. They address concerns or questions you might have about your condition and offer treatment suggestions.
What’s the benefit of urgent care vs. emergency care?
It’s important to take note of the important differences between urgent care and emergency room treatments.
When you go to an emergency room, wait times are typically longer if your condition or injury isn’t life-threatening. Urgent care adopts a first-come, first-served mentality. So, if your ailment isn’t severe (excessive bleeding, trauma, loss of consciousness, etc.), an urgent care visit can save you time and money.
It’s important to reserve emergency care visits for serious health concerns only. By choosing urgent care instead, you’re likely to be in and out of the office within an hour.
To take advantage of the superior urgent care services available at Islamorada Medical Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.