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Urgent Care Specialist

Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Mckinney, TX

Urgent medical needs can arise at any time, day or night, and knowing where to turn can make a world of difference. Stephanie Guignard, CPNP, and the team at Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare in McKinney, Texas, offer urgent care services that meet you where you are. In-home care can keep you and your loved ones more comfortable as you begin treatment, so call the office to set up a time or try the easy online booking tool. Same-day appointments are also available.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is an area of medical practice that spans the gap between traditionally scheduled appointments and emergency room treatment. It’s a great fit when your symptoms won’t allow you to wait days to be seen, but when the situation doesn’t rise to the level of emergency care. 

Some of the issues that can be treated in an urgent care setting include:

  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Minor lacerations and injuries
  • Eye infections
  • Insect bites
  • Infections
  • Wound care

If you’re unsure whether your symptoms are appropriate for urgent care, call the office for guidance. 

When should I go to the emergency room for treatment?

Emergency rooms are the right setting for serious medical needs. They’re staffed with professionals who are trained in emergency medicine and equipped with a wide range of diagnostic and treatment platforms. 

Some of the signs that you should seek care in an emergency room include:

  • Chest pain
  • Inability to catch your breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe asthma or allergy symptoms
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Visibly broken bones
  • Deep lacerations 
  • Severe burns

Know the location of your nearest emergency room so you’re prepared in the event a serious medical need arises. It can also be helpful to review your health insurance coverage for emergency room visits to make sure there are no unexpected expenses. 

Why choose urgent care over an emergency room visit?

Emergency rooms are where the very sickest or most severe injuries are treated. As a result, the staff in emergency rooms prioritize these high-need patients above less urgent cases. 

That can leave you sitting for hours in a crowded waiting room, which is not the best place to relax and begin to feel better. Not to mention, emergency rooms are filled with serious viruses and dangerous bacteria. 

An ER visit can also be far more costly than in-home urgent care services. And there’s no doubt that you’ll be more comfortable in your own home as you receive treatment. 

For parents, it’s hard to match the peace of mind that comes with having access to high-quality, in-home care when a child is injured or sick. 

If you need urgent care services, call Mom's Choice Mobile Healthcare to see if a same-day appointment is available. The practice also offers online scheduling for less urgent needs.