WHAT IS URGENT CARE?
Should the cut on your finger or the pain in your chest send you to the emergency room
or an urgent care center? It’s difficult to be sure. We are here to help you to make the
best decision about what place you go.
Life-threatening emergencies, such as a heart attack or serious head injury, require a
visit to the emergency room. An illness or injury that does not appear to be life
threatening but can’t wait until the next day should be treated at an urgent care center
like Panamericana Urgent Care Clinica.
Panemericana Urgent care provides easy access to quality healthcare for the times
when your primary care physician’s offices are closed. At Panamericana urgent care our
medical expertise and commitment to personalized attention ensure that patients with
urgent health needs receive the very best care the seven days of the week.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY?
In general, an emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger your life. Dial 911 immediately for any medical problem that appears life-threatening. Some examples of conditions that need emergency medical care include:
► Fracture that involves a bone protruding through the skin
► Convulsions, seizures, or loss of consciousness
► Gunshot wounds
► Fever in a newborn less than 3 months old
► Heavy bleeding
► Severe burns
► Pregnancy-related problems
► Serious head, neck, or back injury
► Severe chest pain or difficulty breathing
► Heart attack symptoms like chest pain longer than two minutes
► Stroke symptoms, such as vision loss, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred
speech, or confusion
► Suicidal or homicidal feelings
WHAT IS CINSIDERED AN URGENT MEDICAL CONDITION?
Urgent medical conditions are ones that are not considered emergencies but still require care within 24 hours. Some examples include:
► Accidents and falls
► Cuts that that might need stitches
► Breathing difficulties, such as mild asthma attack
► Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
► Eye redness
► Minor broken bones and fractures in fingers or toes
► Moderate back problems
► Sore throat or cough
► Skin rashes and infections
► Sprains and strains
► Urinary tract infections
► Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration
WHAT IS A WALK-IN CLINIC
A walk-in clinic like Panamericana Urgent Care is a faster and more affordable
option for basic medical care, a walk-in clinic provides just that —
convenience and affordability. Generally, walk-in clinics treat nonemergency
illnesses and injuries, in addition to some provide lab tests, immunizations and
health screenings. Appointments are not needed at walk-in clinics, adding to
the convenience factor for patients rather than seeing a family physician or
waiting in the ER.
WHAT DOES PANAMERICANA URGENT CARE PROVIDE?
As with a walk-in clinic, urgent care clinics provide patients with non-life-
threatening injuries or illnesses fast, affordable and efficient treatment. Urgent
care centers provide care for illnesses such as minor coughs, colds, sore
throat and the flu, also some other services may include:
► Digital X-rays
► Lab tests
► Orthopedic care
► Laceration care
► Physical exams