Southwest Family Medicine Associates
Family Medicine Physicians & Physician Assistants located in Dallas, TX
Accidents, injuries, and illness often need medical attention without waiting for an appointment. You can receive health care when you need it using the urgent care services at Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas. Whether you just walk in or get a same-day appointment, their urgent care provides comprehensive services and offers you a less expensive option to the emergency room. Please call the office if you’re not sure whether you should come in for urgent care. Qualified staff are available to ensure you get the medical care you need.
Urgent Care Q & A
What are the advantages of urgent care?
Southwest Family Medicine Associates operates an urgent care clinic for two vital reasons. The most important reason is to provide quick and immediate access to the medical care you need. To ensure you get treated right away when you need it, they offer urgent care services to walk-in patients and schedule same-day appointments.
The team believes in giving their patients — and everyone in the community — a less expensive alternative to the emergency room. Their urgent care services are covered by most insurance providers. They further lower your health care costs by accepting the cash rate for urgent care.
What conditions are treated at urgent care?
Southwest Family Medicine Associates fully staff their urgent care with qualified physicians and nurse practitioners. They’re ready to diagnose and treat the full range of illnesses and injuries that are severe or painful enough to need urgent care.
Some of the most common urgent care conditions they treat include:
- Accidents and falls
- Deep cuts and wounds needing stitches
- Eye irritation and inflammation
- Fever or flu
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Sore throats
- Minor fractures
- Sprains and strains
- Skin rashes and infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Flare-ups of chronic health conditions
When should you go to the emergency room?
Don’t hesitate to call Southwest Family Medicine Associates if you have any questions about the severity of you or your child’s health condition. The team performs triage, which means they ask key questions about the problem and your symptoms, and then determine whether you should come in for urgent care or if the problem is severe enough to require treatment at the emergency room.
As a general guideline, an emergency condition is one that may cause permanent damage or that puts your life in danger. These conditions need emergency room attention:
- Compound fracture (bone sticking out through skin)
- Seizures, convulsions, or loss of consciousness
- Fever in newborn less than 3 months old
- Heavy bleeding
- Severe burns
- Serious head or neck injury
- Severe chest pain or difficulty breathing
- Signs of heart attack (chest pain, back or jaw pain, shortness of breath)
- Signs of stroke (weakness or numbness in one side of face or one arm, slurred speech)