You have a really high fever. You haven’t been able to eat for 24 hours, but you keep vomiting. You think you might have broken your toe when you ran into that table. You cut your finger making dinner. You hurt your shoulder on the job and you need to sort out your worker’s compensation.
What do you do? Do you go to the ER? Do you wait to see your primary care doctor? Or is there another option?
There is – urgent care in Naples.
Urgent care is a great option for acute treatment – that is, something that is pressing, but not life-threatening; something which is worse than a cold but not as serious as a heart attack.
If you have a high fever in the evening and your doctor’s office is closed, you can go to urgent care.
If you haven’t been able to keep food down, you can go to urgent care.
If you think you might have broken a bone – but you can still walk and there’s no open wound, you can go to urgent care.
You get the picture. Urgent care in Naples is available from First Care.
What is the difference between an urgent care center and the ER?
There are several differences between urgent care centers and the ER. Here are just a few:
1. Waiting Time
Emergency rooms usually work on a triage system, so the most life-threatening injuries are treated first. This means that, if you do not have a life-threatening injury, you will likely have to wait to be treated – and you may be waiting for hours. For non-life-threatening injuries, our walk-in clinic is a great alternative. You will be treated quickly and – depending on the injury – can often return to work immediately.
2. Cost of treatment
Did you know that the average Emergency Room visit costs $1,423?1 That is significantly more than the average trip to an urgent care center! Of course, for life-threatening injuries, hospitals are equipped with all the relevant specialists and equipment. However, for non-life-threatening treatment, you can still receive high quality care at a more affordable price at your local Naples walk in clinic.
3. Primary Care also Available
In addition to after-hours fevers, shallow cuts, minor sprains and strains, diarrhea, ear infections, and allergic reactions, our urgent care in Naples also provides Primary Care in Naples. Let’s face it – nowadays we are all so busy with work, family, and all the other things which happen around them. So anything which saves us time should be seized with both hands! Having both primary care and urgent care under the same roof not only makes life more convenient for you, but also provides continuity of care. All of your medical records are already on-site and in our system, helping the doctors and medical staff to have a better understanding of your health and condition.
About First Care’s urgent care center
First Care’s urgent care center in Naples, FL, has been serving the local community since 2012. We provide urgent care services because we know that illnesses and injuries can strike at any time. If you’re on vacation in Naples or you simply can’t get an appointment to see your “regular” doctor or specialist, we’re here for you.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2013