Urgent Care

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Clifton and Maywood, NJ

Urgent Care
Urgent Care services offered in Clifton and Maywood, NJ

Urgent care gives you access to the medical evaluation and testing you need to manage stomach aches, headaches, sore throats, and other uncomfortable symptoms. At Prevention Clinics in Clifton and Maywood, New Jersey, Maged Boutros, MD, Ana Urriola, PA-C, and the team provide urgent care services and treatments, such as stitches and prescription antibiotics for infections. Learn more about urgent care and when you should visit by calling Prevention Clinics or scheduling an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are an option for your convenience. 

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a type of medical care that covers sick visits and basic medical tests you may need at some point. Urgent care centers such as Prevention Clinics are highly accessible, and you can see a physician shortly after you arrive. 

At Prevention Clinics, Dr. Boutros routinely sees urgent care patients for common illnesses and minor injuries. During these visits, he goes over your medical history and any recent test results. He also requests an updated list of your medications and asks about your symptoms. 

Dr. Boutros examines you and may recommend medical testing or assessments to ensure your diagnosis is accurate. He can then recommend treatment, prescribe medications, or refer you to a specialist for further testing. 

When do I need urgent care?

Urgent care is necessary when you have mild or moderate medical concerns that don’t put your life at risk. While there are countless diagnoses that can ultimately result from an urgent care visit, there are plenty of ambiguous symptoms that might drive you to visit urgent care in the first place. 

You can come in for urgent care for:

  • A sore throat
  • Digestive issues
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nasal congestion
  • Coughing
  • A fever
  • Eye irritation
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Back pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Urinary irritation

Issues like these typically point to diagnoses that are relatively easy to treat or manage. Sometimes, an urgent care visit resolves an issue entirely. 

Is urgent care the same as emergency care?

No, emergency care and urgent care are not quite the same despite their similar names. Urgent care is best for mild to moderate health concerns that an emergency room would not likely prioritize. You have far less time in the waiting room with urgent care and pay less. 

You should opt for an emergency room visit over urgent care if your illness or injury involves a loss of consciousness, substantial blood loss, a major broken bone, or the risk of death. Severe issues are prioritized in the emergency room and can receive more intensive or specialized care. 

Explore the many services that urgent care offers by scheduling an appointment over the phone or booking online today.