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.
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.
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.
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.
The walk-in clinic at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers offers a full suite of acute care services, including diagnoses and treatment of:
The team also offers sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, immunizations, and durable medical equipment like crutches.
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:
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.