Whether you’re barbecuing, camping, or even going for a jog, there’s some small potential for injury at nearly every turn. Fortunately, Atlanta Urgent Care is here to treat your minor injuries—and do it at a time that’s convenient for you. Our locations are available on a walk-in basis to treat minor injuries and cuts that, while not requiring a trip to the ER, still need expert medical care. At Atlanta Urgent Care, we always have highly experienced doctors and health professionals ready to help you. You will always see a physician at Atlanta Urgent Care.
What Can We Treat?
If you’re wondering what types of injuries we treat, here are some of the services we perform and cases we see on a regular basis:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Stitches and stapling of minor injuries
- Removal of foreign objects
- Infected wounds
- Breaks and fractures
- Sprains and strains
- Minor burns
- Minor Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Work injuries
- Pains and Aches
Lacerations can occur at any time, and they don’t always require a visit to the emergency room. If you are experiencing severe bleeding, head injury, limb-threatening injury, or major trauma, seek emergency care. Otherwise, we are more than happy to assist you at one of our convenient Atlanta Urgent Care locations.
Treatment can include skin adhesives, sutures, skin-closure tape, and staples, and updated tetanus shots may be given. Receiving proper care for lacerations can help to stop bleeding, avoid possible infections, and restore all function to the injured area.
Burns can stem from fire, the sun, electricity, liquids, objects, and chemicals. Mild to moderate burns can be evaluated and treated at our walk-in clinic. For severe burns, call 911 or head to the emergency room. Treatment for burns will depend upon the severity of the burn, as well as the type of burn received. We have easy access follow up appointments with the major burn clinic in the Atlanta Metro area.
If you treat your burn at home, keep an eye out for signs of the development of an infection. Signs include an increase in pain, long healing time, and an increase in warmth surrounding the burn. If you notice any of these signs after at-home treatment, make sure to walk-in to our clinic to ensure proper diagnosis and care for your burn.
If you receive a burn that blisters, causes mild to severe pain and/or swelling, and is either larger than 3 inches or is on the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, or over a major joint, walk-in to our urgent care clinic for treatment. Remember, for severe burns, head to the ER.
When should I go to the emergency room?
It’s also important to know when your injuries are severe and possibly life-threatening. If you experience any of the following injuries, call 911 or get to an emergency room right away:
- Limb-threatening injuries
- Severe bleeding
- Open fractures
- Severe Head injuries
- Chest pain
- Major trauma
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body