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Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Naples, FL

Some illnesses and injuries simply can’t wait for a routine medical visit, but many aren’t serious enough to warrant an expensive trip to the emergency room. At Internal Medicine Partners in Naples, Florida, Alejandro Blanco, MD, Ralph Rodriguez, MD, and their team of internal medicine providers ensure every patient receives the attention they need with same-day urgent care visits. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care addresses medical problems that require immediate attention. Unlike a routine primary care visit, urgent care provides prompt medical services without an appointment, often during extended hours and on weekends. 

This convenience allows you to seek timely treatment for non-life-threatening conditions, like minor injuries, infections, and illnesses, bridging the gap between primary care and emergency room services.

Internal Medicine Partners proudly offers same-day urgent care for patients who need responsive medical attention.

Which health concerns can urgent care address?

Internal Medicine Partners provides same-day urgent care for many illnesses, injuries, and other health concerns, including:

  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Minor burns
  • Cuts and lacerations requiring stitches
  • Common cold and flu symptoms
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Allergic reactions 
  • Asthma 
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Gastrointestinal problems (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Fever or mild dehydration
  • Joint and back pain
  • Minor eye injuries or infections
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Sports injuries and minor accidents
  • Routine vaccinations

With onsite diagnostic testing services, such as blood work, urinalysis, and imaging scans, the team can diagnose and treat many conditions in-house.

Do I need urgent care or the emergency room?

Knowing when you need emergency care is critical for your health and safety. Warning signs you should go to the emergency room instead of seeking urgent care include:

  • Severe chest pain 
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or legs
  • Uncontrolled bleeding or a severe injury
  • Slurred speech or sudden confusion
  • Loss of consciousness 
  • Seizures 
  • Severe allergic reactions 
  • Deep cuts or wounds with exposed bone, muscle, or tendons
  • Severe burns 
  • Head injuries 

An emergency room visit is also necessary if you experience suicidal thoughts or a severe mental health crisis.

I’m going to urgent care. What can I expect?

Make sure to bring a valid form of identification, like a driver’s license or passport, and your most updated insurance information to ensure a smooth visit. The Internal Medicine Partners staff may ask you to fill out documents, such as health questionnaires, to gather as much information as possible.

The team checks your height, weight, and vital signs before reviewing your medical history and conducting a physical exam. Your doctor may order diagnostic testing, such as blood work or imaging scans, to investigate your symptoms. If possible, they may issue treatment at your appointment.

Call Internal Medicine Partners today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.