It’s 5pm and your fever isn’t going away. The arm that slid into home plate for the winning run is swollen and painful. It’s 10 am, you’re on a deadline, have a nasty cough and can’t get in to you PCP for weeks. With no appointment needed, we can take care of your Urgent Care needs during regular business hours and beyond! Our Crowley location even offers Sunday hours! Whether you have insurance or not, we are competitively priced to meet your needs. Our Urgent Care services include, but are not limited to:
Accidental injuries occur as the unforeseen and chance results of voluntary action. Common accidental injuries include:
- Slipping, tripping, and/or falling
- Being hit by or hitting an object
- Accidental chemical or thermal burns
- Car, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents
- Food poisoning
Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, for short) are both diseases that impair breathing. Asthma is characterized by an inflammation of the air passages in the lungs, which causes a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen. COPD is a bit different, as it can be caused by many things, including loss of elasticity in the airways and air sacs, destruction of walls between air sacs, inflammation of airways, and clogging of airways by excess mucus.
A burn damages body tissue and can be caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. There are three types of burns:
- First-degree (affecting only outer layer of skin)
- Second-degree (affecting outer layer and layer underneath the skin)
- Third-degree (damaging or destroying deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath)
Common causes of burns include scalding from liquid/steam, building fires, flammable liquids & gases, and inhalation injuries, resulting from smoke inhalation.
We are all exposed to chemicals, but some exposures are more serious than others. Serious chemical exposures can result in illness, skin reaction, burns, and more.
Contusions are commonly known as bruises, and are the result of broken blood vessels. Common causes include falling, tripping, or bumping into objects.
EAR, SINUS, STREP THROAT INFECTIONS
Common ear, sinus, and throat infections can result from a variety of causes and are especially prevalent in the colder months, when the common cold & flu are more present. Common infections include:
- Outer & middle ear infections
- Strep throat
- Sinusitis (sinus infections)
FOREIGN BODY REMOVALS
During foreign body removal, the doctor will gently extract objects that do not belong in the body. Examples include:
- Small toys in the ears and nose of children
- Splinters or pieces of metal or glass in the skin
- Debris in the eye
STITCHES & LACERATIONS
Some wounds are too large to properly heal on their own and may require the use of stitches to assist in closing the lesion to aid in proper healing. There are various kinds of stitches that can be used, including staples and liquid stitches.