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Urgent Care

Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Laurel, MD

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Laurel, MD

If you or a loved one experience a potentially serious but non-life-threatening illness or injury, visit urgent care immediately. The sooner you receive treatment, the quicker you can return to your normal routine. At iCare Health Services, our Clinician, provide same-day urgent care visits to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Laurel, Maryland, or book online today.

Urgent Care Q&A

What is Urgent Care?

Urgent care provides immediate access to medical care for non-emergent episodic illnesses such as common cold, flu, sore thraot, cough or headache, fever evaluation and treatment.

At iCare Health Services, we understand that our clients have busy lives and challenges with balancing personal life, work and family. So, we offer extended office hours on weeknights and we open on weekends. If you or a loved one need prompt attention, visit the office right away.

What conditions can benefit from Urgent Care?

iCare Health Services uses urgent care to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Falls
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Allergies 
  • Eye irritation
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Rashes
  • Infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

You might also benefit from urgent care if you’re involved in a car accident or experience an injury at work.

What type of testing is available at Urgent Care?

iCare Health Services provides a wide range of rapid lab tests as part of urgent care, including:

  • Rapid COVID-19 testing
  • Rapid flu testing
  • Rapid respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) testing
  • Rapid Mononucleosis
  • Rapid urinary tract infection (UTI) testing
  • Rapid blood glucose testing
  • Rapid urine drug testing

iCare Health Services provides results for all of these tests within 15 minutes or less.

What happens during an Urgent Care visit?

At iCare Health Services, an urgent care visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms. Next, your provider conducts a physical exam and orders in-house lab testing.

After gathering the necessary information, your provider makes recommendations to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and help you feel better. 

What type of treatments does Urgent Care provide?

iCare Health Services provides a wide range of urgent care treatments. Depending on your age, health history, and the severity of your symptoms, your provider might recommend:

  • Rest
  • Taking over-the-counter medication
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Taking prescription medication
  • IV therapy (for headaches or migraines)
  • Impact testing and patient monitoring (for concussions and traumatic brain injuries)
  • Physical therapy
  • Stitches
  • Immobilization with a cast or a splint
  • Referrals to a medical specialist

Ultimately, the goal of urgent care is to provide prompt relief and prevent your symptoms from worsening.

How is Urgent Care different from the Emergency room?

Urgent care is different from the emergency room (ER) because it treats non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. If you or a loved one experiences severe chest pain or a loss of consciousness, call 911. Urgent care facilities don’t have the necessary equipment to provide life-saving care.

To learn more about the benefits of urgent care, make an appointment at iCare Health Services by calling the nearest office or booking online today.