Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Destin, FL

Urgent care specialists can treat acute medical issues that need prompt care but aren’t life-threatening emergencies. Sarah Baxley, DNP, can help with urgent care issues like mild infections and skin concerns at Access Now Primary Care, LLC, a telehealth practice serving patients in and around Destin, Florida. If you need urgent care, call the office to schedule a telehealth visit or book online today.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is on-demand medical care for mild to moderate health issues. For enhanced accessibility and care, Access Now Primary Care offers virtual urgent care visits and follow-up appointments. 

During these appointments, Dr. Baxley evaluates your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and promptly determines the best approach to your condition. She may prescribe medications, offer at-home care advice, or recommend you to a local specialist for specialized treatments. 

Telemedicine makes it easy to get urgent care when you need it most. It also reduces your chances of spreading or catching communicable illnesses. You can stay in the comfort of your home and focus on your healing and recovery.

Can I use urgent care for emergencies?

While urgent care and emergency care are both forms of medical care that you can access without making an appointment ahead of time, both are different. 

Even though they can address many of the same health issues, emergency care is better used for severe illnesses and injuries. Urgent care can address more acute or mild health concerns.

Emergency rooms (ERs) are often overused and involve a lot of time in the waiting room if your issue isn’t life-threatening. In such cases, visiting a practice that specializes in urgent care may be more valuable for your time and health concern.  

However, you should skip the urgent care visit and go straight to the emergency room if you’re bleeding profusely, lose consciousness, break a large bone, have an extremely high fever, or have other medical problems that may lead to serious complications.

What can an urgent care address?

Virtual urgent care visits are great for mild to moderate illnesses that Dr. Baxley can easily evaluate on video. She asks for details about your symptoms and can look at visible symptoms, like rashes. 

Other health conditions that Access Now Primary Care can treat include:

  • Hives and rashes
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Mild dehydration
  • Bronchitis
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Strep throat

Many of these concerns are manageable with the proper at-home care. They may also respond well to medications like antibiotics or antiviral medications. If you need prescription medication, Dr. Baxley can send an e-prescription to your pharmacy of choice. 

If you need urgent care for an acute condition, call Access Now Primary Care to schedule a telehealth appointment or book online today.