Be seen today for the physical exam you need to get a clearer picture of your overall health and wellness. These physicals are beneficial whether they’re required for back-to-school or clearance to play sports, or simply to get a checkup. In fact, we tell our patients that physical exams are highly beneficial because they are a type of preventative care to establish a baseline for your health stats. That means that even if you don’t feel unwell, these exams can detect certain illnesses that are free of symptoms in the early stages when they are easier to treat.
What Happens in a Physical Exam?
Physicals begins by checking your weight and vitals, like blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. Next, your provider will meet with you and discuss your health history and ask if you have any concerning medical symptoms before checking your heart and lungs, head and neck, abdomen, skin and nails, and muscle strength and reflexes. During your appointment, your provider can discuss ways you can keep in the best health possible and counsel you on better lifestyle habits. You can also discuss medication review, mental health assessments, and check if you are current on your vaccines. If necessary, your provider may order a diagnostic lab test and obtain blood and/or urine specimens for analysis.
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.
“Took my 1-year-old boy in for an eye injury. On the weekend! Amazing service! Super friendly staff. Doctor took his time to warn treat, and follow up. Best urgent care I've been to. Better than my pediatrician! ”- Fernando V.
“The staff and doctors are all understanding, professional and nice. I cannot say anything negative about any of them. They have helped me get through my anxiety from being in the Paradise fire. ”- Jeanette C.
“I needed a rapid test for mine and my fiancé's job and this urgent care was able to get both of us in the same day that I called. The staff did well in keeping me updated in the process and everything went very smoothly. I got my results back within 30-45 minutes and the doctor that made the call with the results was very professional!! ”- Cassidy C.
“Providers are awesome. Staff members are willing to help. Thank you so much for caring for and providing needs of your patients ”- Christina C.
“This place is always fast and friendly. They also treat you like a human being instead of a number. This place helped save my husband's life the first time we came. Today they actually helped him out extremely. The talk they had with him was more valuable than the medication. He left feeling better because of the way they spoke to him and treated him ... ”- Jane D.
“Great service, nurses and the doctor are real professional and knowledgeable. If you need an urgent, emergency care, this is the place to go. Easy to fill out paperwork, and they explain anything and everything. They also speak Spanish. Very clean and they keep all the standards with Covid-19. ”- Gilberto R.