Immediate Care - Urgent Care
When To Go To Urgent Care for Foot and Ankle Problems
Understanding the differences between a visit to a specialist, urgent care and the emergency room is key to positive health outcomes. Life-threatening emergencies require a visit to the emergency department, and chronic foot and ankle problems may require a podiatrist appointment; but for everything in between, there is urgent care. Whether you have a twisted ankle or a minor sprain, knowing your options for medical care can help ease the stress of a sudden injury.
During seasonal activities and sports, minor injuries such as lacerations/cuts, sprains and fractures tend to occur at unexpected times. At Immediate Care, we are committed to assisting all patients when they are unable to reach their primary care doctor or their specialist. In cases of more serious foot and ankle injuries, following-up with a podiatry specialist may be recommended to promote a full recovery.
It is important to remember that urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. An emergency condition is one that is time-sensitive and can permanently impair or endanger the life of the patient. Patients with these conditions should dial 911 immediately.
Urgent care provides a convenient option for patients with a non life-threatening injuries that requires prompt care. At Immediate Care, we offer x-rays, laboratory services, stitches 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
Our Immediate Care facilities are located throughout New Jersey in Hazlet, Toms River, East Windsor, Red Bank, Lacey and Edison. To learn more about urgent care, please visit immcare.com or call 1-855-Walk-Ins. We are open seven days a week, and our staff will be
happy to answer any questions you may have.
- Dr Mary Ann Yehl, Medical Director of Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank