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Urinary tract infection (also known as a UTI or cystitis) is a common and frustrating ailment. It can cause frequent urination and a burning sensation when urinating. Other symptoms include:
- Fever and chills
- Pressure or pain in the lower back
- Cloudy, dark or bloody urine
- Strange smelling urine
What Causes a UTI?
UTIs are generally caused by bacteria that infect the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the body), the ureters (two tubes that carry urine to the bladder), the kidneys and/or the bladder. In rare situations, viruses, fungi or parasites may also cause a UTI.
Since women have shorter ureters than men, UTIs are more common in women. However, men can still contract a UTI. A number of conditions can also lead to urinary tract or bladder infections. These conditions include:
- Enlarged Prostate
- Kidney Stones
- Problems Emptying Your Bladder
- Incontinence (Bowel Troubles)
- Narrowed Urethra
Surgeries, catheterization and sexual activity can also lead to a UTI. Note that a UTI is not considered a sexually transmitted disease.
How Hard Is It to Treat a UTI?
Depending on the type of infection, treating a UTI can be as simple as taking a regimen of antibiotics. However, if the infection is resistant or the infection has lingered too long, other health problems may occur. If you are experiencing any UTI symptoms, you should come to one of our medical facilities for testing and treatment. We have locations in Lodi, Manteca and Stockton.
What is telehealth?Telehealth (also known as Telemedicine) is a doctor’s visit that does not require face-to-face interaction. It occurs 100 percent online. You can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to conduct a telemedicine appointment. This is a great option for people with busy schedules who do not have time to visit their doctor in person. It is also a great option for people in rural areas who do not have the same access to healthcare as people in large cities. Now, patients can meet with a medical professional from the comfort of their own homes.
When Should I Use Urgent Care Telehealth Services?
Of course, you cannot receive treatment for every medical issue during a telemedicine appointment. Some medical issues require in-person treatment at our urgent care center. However, you could consider taking advantage of urgent care telemedicine if you are experiencing the following health concerns.
- Certain respiratory conditions, including colds and seasonal allergies
- Ear, nose, and throat ailments
- Certain skin rashes or infections
- Joint aches and pains
- Nausea or vomiting
You could also consider taking advantage of urgent care telemedicine under the following circumstances.
- Reviewing your lab or test results
- Following up on a previous medical visit
At California Urgent Care Center, offering telemedicine appointments gives us the opportunity to see you whenever you need us. Book a video appointment with us today to chat with a licensed medical professional.
How Do I Schedule a Telehealth Appointment?To schedule a telehealth appointment, simply click on the ZipPass link on our website homepage. After submitting your information, you will receive a phone call to begin the telehealth appointment registration process. The phone call typically takes place within 15 minutes of you completing the online form.
How Much Does Telemedicine and Urgent Care Cost?The cost of a telemedicine appointment will vary depending on your health insurance coverage. However, a telemedicine appointment at an urgent care center is much cheaper than the cost of visiting a California emergency room. Emergency room costs will differ depending on the particular hospital you visit. Our urgent care center costs are more streamlined and patient-friendly.
Which of Your Locations Offer Telemedicine Appointments?You can schedule a telemedicine appointment at all four of our urgent care center locations. Our telemedicine hours of operation are:
- Lodi – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
- Lorraine – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
- Pershing – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
Why Should I Use Your Telemedicine Urgent Care Services Over Others?
At California Urgent Care Center, we prioritize providing patients with safe and professional medical services. Our professional staff and licensed providers work extremely hard to prevent long wait times. This applies to both in-person consultations and telemedicine appointments.
In most cases, you can receive a telemedicine appointment the same day you request one. This sets us apart from many of our competitors who have limited resources and cannot meet the demands for telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic.
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