Walk-in Clinic Question and Answers
If you are looking for a walk-in clinic for your primary care needs, look no further! Internal Medicine and Family Practice offer primary care services including geriatric care, internal medicines, men’s health care, women’s health care, and much more! We offer same-day walk-in appointments. Call or simply walk in today. Visit us at 1719 Glenwood Ave Joliet, IL 60435.
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What services are offered at a walk-in clinic?
What is the difference between a walk-in clinic and urgent care?
What are the benefits of a walk-in clinic?
Does Internal Medicine and Family Practice accept walk-ins?
Say you are feeling sick with a cold that keeps getting worse, or you think you may have sprained your ankle but are not sure. However, your primary care clinic does not have an opening for a few days, and you would rather not wait in the emergency room for hours just to receive a large medical bill at the end of the day. In such cases, a walk-in clinic is your friend! With walk-in clinic services, you can receive on-the-spot medical care in a timely and cost-effective manner.
A walk-in clinic provides medical services to individuals who require urgent care for injuries or illnesses that are not life-threatening, as such injuries and illnesses require emergency room or ICU care. In this way, walk-in clinics function as a buffer between the emergency room and your primary care clinic, as they are a highly convenient option for individuals whose medical concern does not require the emergency room but cannot wait for the next available appointment at their primary care clinic.
The illnesses and injuries that walk-in clinics can treat vary from clinic to clinic, as some walk-in clinics have more resources and expertise on staff than others, allowing them to provide a more advanced array of services. With that in mind, walk-in clinics often provide medical care for mild to moderate cases of the following injuries and illnesses:
• Abrasions, cuts, and lacerations
• Allergy and asthma care
• Bladder infections
• Bruises, dislocations, fractures, sprains, and strains
• Cold and flu
• Diabetes, hypertension, dementia, and other chronic medical conditions
• First- and second-degree burns
• Rashes and skin infections
• Respiratory infections
• Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
• And more!
To properly care for such illnesses and injuries at Internal Medicine and Family Practice, our walk-in and primary care clinic provide the following services:
• Annual physical exams, as well as school and occupational physicals
• Arterial and carotid ultrasounds
• Cardiac stress test
• Echocardiogram (echo) services
• Electrocardiogram (EKG) services
• Flu and pneumonia vaccinations
• Mammogram screening
• Onsite laboratory services
• And others!
In general, urgent care clinics provide medical care for more severe illnesses and injuries than walk-in clinics, which requires them to conduct patient evaluations for each person that arrives at the clinic to determine if they can wait in the order of their arrival or should be seen immediately. However, some walk-in clinics provide equivalent services to urgent care clinics, depending on the resources available at the clinic and the expertise of their medical and healthcare personnel.
A walk-in clinic can provide numerous benefits! From convenience and cost-effectiveness to high-quality medical care, there are many reasons to visit a walk-in clinic for fast and effective medical attention. With that said, here are some of the benefits of a walk-in clinic:
• Less expensive than emergency room services
• Less time spent in the waiting room
• Often open during evenings and weekends
• No appointment necessary—simply walk in, speak with the receptionist, and you will see a medical provider in short order.
We do! Internal Medicine and Family Practice provide walk-in and primary care services. As such, our medical providers can serve as your primary care physician and provide medical attention to you on the spot without requiring an appointment.
For an appointment or more information about our walk-in services at Internal Medicine and Family Practice, please feel free to give us a call or Book an appointment online. We are located at 1719 Glenwood Ave Joliet, IL 60435. We serve clients from Joliet IL, Manhattan IL, Channahon IL, Bolingbrook IL, Naperville IL, Lockport IL, Romeoville IL, and Plainfield IL.