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Walk-in Clinic Specialist

The Wellness Institute -  - Internist

The Wellness Institute

Internist & Medical Cannabis Specialist located in Fort Myers, FL

If you wake up with a fever or suffer an injury on the job, don’t wait to visit the walk-in clinic. It’s a quick, efficient way to access the medical services you need right away. At The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers in Fort Myers, Florida, expert internist Jean-Jacque Vel, DO, and the team have a walk-in clinic on-site that offers urgent care services and treatment for common illnesses. To request your appointment today, call the office or simply walk-in during normal business hours. You can also request a consultation online.

Walk-in Clinic Q&A

What is a walk-in clinic?

A walk-in clinic is a health facility that diagnoses and treats common illnesses such as the flu, upper respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections. Walk-in clinics also provide a range of urgent care services, including treatment for burns, bug bites, and allergic reactions. Urgent care also provides minor surgical services, such as biopsies, stitches, and wound care. 

Why would I need to visit a walk-in clinic?

You can’t always anticipate when you’ll need to visit the doctor. Accidents and injuries happen, and illness can strike at any time. Walk-in clinics provide prompt medical diagnosis and treatment of sickness and injuries that aren’t life-threatening. 

For example, if you twist your ankle while playing sports, and it doesn’t respond to conservative treatments like ice and rest, you can visit the walk-in clinic at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers. Following an exam and discussion of your symptoms, your provider can prescribe non-opioid pharmacology and/or crutches to ease swelling, encourage healing, and improve your mobility. 

What’s the difference between an emergency room and a walk-in clinic?

Emergency room services work to diagnose and treat life-threatening medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes. Walk-in clinics provide quick medical attention to conditions that need immediate care but aren’t deadly. 

Additionally, emergency rooms meet with patients on their level of need. So, if you have a sore throat, you might have to wait for hours to see a doctor if someone ahead of you has a more serious medical problem. 

What illnesses and injuries do walk-in clinics treat?

The walk-in clinic at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers offers a full suite of acute care services, including diagnoses and treatment of:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Coughs and colds
  • Earaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Cuts and lacerations

The team also offers sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, immunizations, and durable medical equipment like crutches. 

What should I do if I experience a medical emergency?

If you experience a medical emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act as quickly as possible. Then, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room right away. Signs of a medical emergency include:

  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vision loss
  • Severe bleeding
  • Head trauma

If your condition isn’t life-threatening, visit the walk-in clinic.

To learn more about the walk-in clinic at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers, call the office or walk-in during normal business hours today.