Dr Mary Ann Yehl, Medical Director of Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank
Whether you have a fever, a sore throat or a twisted ankle, knowing your options for medical care can help ease the stress of a sudden illness or injury. Understanding the differences between a visit to primary care, urgent care and the emergency department is
key. We all know life-threatening emergencies require a visit to the emergency department, and that wellness visits require a primary care appointment; but for everything in between, there is urgent care.
Urgent care provides a convenient option for patients with a non life-threatening illness or injury that require immediate care. This could mean treating patients during times their primary care provider is unavailable or providing medical care for patients without a primary care physician. At Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank, we also offer x-ray and laboratory services, vaccines, and a variety of walk-in occupational health services. Frequent causes for urgent care visit, include the following conditions:
- Ear Infections
- Bladder Infections
- Stomach Flu
- Respiratory Illness
- Minor Burns
- Minor Rashes and Skin Infections
- Sports Injuries
- Trips and Falls
- Cuts/Minor Lacerations
- Animal/Insect Bites
- Minor Dislocations
- Back Pain
As with many urgent care centers, Immediate Care accepts a variety of insurance options, often with a lower patient co-pay than treatment in the emergency room. Urgent care centers also provide cost-effective service to patients with no insurance – making urgent care an affordable and convenient choice.
It’s important to remember that urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. An emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger the life of the patient, and patients with these conditions should dial 911 immediately. To learn more about urgent care, call Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank at (732) 933-4100. Our offices are open seven days a week, and our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.