Not every cut needs a trained physician to treat it. However, large wounds that expose fat, muscle or bone are a different matter. If dirt and debris are not cleaned away, you could contract an infection. Worse, if something is trapped in the wound, surgery may be required. Seek out medical attention if you suffer a laceration as described above.
How Does Our Urgent Car Facility Treat Your Laceration?
At California Urgent Care Center, we have experience treating lacerations of various types. We can apply whatever treatment method is necessary based on the injury you have sustained.
- Also known as Dermabond, skin glue is often useful for smaller wounds that will not come under tension. It is not suitable for larger wounds.
- Often used for larger straight lacerations, this treatment is fast and effective. However, staples can be uncomfortable and can leave cosmetic blemishes such as scars.
- Sutures are the most common form of treatment for lacerations. Also called stitches, these thin fibers are used to sew up wounds. They can repair deep wounds and leave less scarring than staples.
What Should I Do if I Suffer a Laceration?
If the wound will not stop bleeding, or it is in a sensitive place such as the head, neck or abdomen, call 9-1-1 and go to the emergency room. If the wound is less severe and not in a sensitive location, feel free to walk into an urgent care center. At California Urgent Care Center, we will evaluate your injury and help you with the best course of treatment. We are conveniently located in Lodi, Stockton and Manteca, so there is always a center near you.
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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