December should be a time full of happiness and cheer, but sometimes an illness or injury can lead to days that aren’t exactly “merry and bright”. Did you know that ALL the unhappy situations below can be handled at an urgent care clinic?
The day after Thanksgiving is the second-busiest day of the year for urgent care clinics (the day after Christmas is the busiest). 47% more people than average come in with gastrointestinal issues, many of which could have been prevented with proper food handling and cooking. The turkey is often the culprit. Follow these tips to safely prepare your turkey this Thanksgiving.
It’s almost Halloween! For kids (and some adults!), October 31st is easily one of the most exciting nights of the year. Keep everyone safe by following these tips! Only adults should carve pumpkins. If your children are younger, try decorating pumpkins with markers, glitter glue, stickers, or paint as a safer alternative to carving.
The new school year is in full swing! Help your kids stay healthy all year long with these practical tips. 1. Ensure that your child receives the flu shot. Getting the vaccine is the single best way to avoid the flu. Everyone over six months old should be vaccinated. 2. Teach your child how to wash his or her hands properly.
This is the second in a series of blog posts designed to serve as a quick reference guide. Each will focus on a sudden injury or illness and is designed to help you make an informed decision on a plan of action when the unexpected happens. Do you know what to do if you suspect a broken bone? In most cases, making a splint should be your first step.
In 2009, a Texas law permitted the establishment of emergency rooms independent of hospitals. As a result, free-standing ERs resemble urgent care centers in many ways and are popping up in neighborhoods across Texas. Knowing how to identify these FCERs (as they are sometimes called), can save you thousands of dollars. Here’s what you need to know:
This is the first in a series of blog posts designed to serve as a quick reference guide. Each will focus on a sudden injury or illness designed to help you make an informed decision on a plan of action when the unexpected happens. This blog post will discuss burns, how to treat them at home and when you should go see your doctor or visit an urgent care clinic or emergency room.
A story relating to “dry drowning” has permeated social media in the recent weeks, for good reason. The story seems to be out of a parent’s worst nightmare. A child who swam a few days earlier dies suddenly with water in his lungs and some physicians refer to the incident as “dry drowning”. Many of the stories and articles continually shared about the incident contain misinformation. Continue reading to separate fact from fiction.
Integrity Urgent Care is pleased to announce that we accept Medicare! 44 million Americans over the age of 65 receive Medicare benefits. If you are a Medicare recipient, it’s important to understand the difference between an emergency room and an urgent care center. Is an urgent care center the right choice for you?