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Need a COVID-19 Test? We Have Them Sep 22nd, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis keeps its grip on our nation, with flare-ups and surges striking at alarming rates, it’s important to stay on top of your health, both for yourself and for those around you. At Medical Access, we’re answering the call by providing rapid COVID-19 viral testing, which determines...

Back to school Physicals Sep 21st, 2020

Is your child starting school or child care for the first time? Before school starts, make sure your child receives a complete physical exam from a health care provider. The physical exam should cover the following: Medical History Height Weight Body Mass Index Vision Exam Blood Pressure Nutritional Evaluation Dental...

Flu Shots Sep 21st, 2020

An influenza (flu) shot is a flu vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. Seasonal flu shots protect against the three or four influenza viruses that research suggests may be most common during the upcoming season. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine...

COVID-19 Testing Aug 19th, 2020

Testing is one of the biggest tools in fighting COVID-19. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection. An antibody test might not show if you have a current infection because it can take 1-3...

What Happens During a Sports Physical? Aug 19th, 2020

Providers may perform sports physicals differently from one another. But they always include a conversation about your medical history and a physical exam. Your provider will want to know about your health, your family's health, your medical problems, and what medicines you take. The physical exam is similar to your...

Urgent Care Vs. ER Jul 16th, 2020

When you have a problem, do not wait too long to get medical care. If your problem is not life threatening or risking disability, but you are concerned and you cannot see your provider soon enough, go to an Urgent Care Clinic.

What is Pediatric Urgent Care? Jul 16th, 2020

When you're certain that the emergency is minor but still urgent, pediatric urgent care is your best option for immediate care. You won't need an appointment, and you won't have to wait long for service. This is especially convenient and sometimes necessary when your child has a minor trauma that...

Stress and Coping Jun 16th, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations....

We Now Provide Coronavirus Antibody Testing! Jun 16th, 2020

What is Antibody Testing? Antibody blood tests, also called antibody tests, check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. Depending on when someone was infected and the timing of the test, the test may not find antibodies in someone with...

What Services Can Be Provided By Telemedicine? May 8th, 2020

Sometimes telemedicine is best understood in terms of the services provided and the mechanisms used to provide those services. Here are some examples. Keep in mind that this list grows annually: Primary care and specialist referral services may involve a primary care or allied health professional providing a consultation with...

What is Telehealth? May 8th, 2020

Telehealth is the use of digital technologies to deliver medical care, health education, and public health services by connecting multiple users in separate locations. Telehealth encompasses a broad definition of technology-enabled health care services. Telehealth includes telemedicine (diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury), and services such as assessment, monitoring,...

Telemedicine Near Me Apr 16th, 2020

When you're sick or injured, you don't want to go anywhere or do much of anything. You don't want to wait to see a provider, either. You just want to get better quickly so you can get back to your routine. With our providers telemedicine service, you don't have to...

What To Do if You Are Sick Apr 16th, 2020

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick Call ahead before visiting your doctor. Call ahead: Many medical visits for routine care are being postponed or done by phone or telemedicine. If you have a medical appointment that cannot be postponed, call your doctor's office, and tell them...

Allergy Season Is Coming! Mar 11th, 2020

An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are: Pollen Dust mites Mold spores Pet dander Food Insect stings Medicines Normally, your immune...

Latest news on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mar 11th, 2020

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated "COVID-19"). There is currently no...

Certified DOT Physical Examinations Feb 13th, 2020

At our Urgent Care our physicians are trained, credentialed and certified DOT Medical Examiners. We provide drug testing services on-site in our state of the art laboratory. Our medical staff and physicians will make your visit and exam as enjoyable and quick as possible so you can get back on...

What types of physicals do you offer? Feb 13th, 2020

For routine and preventative care physical exams, you can expect professional, prompt service with our professional health care providers. We are ready to review your medical history, perform a thorough evaluation, and complete the paperwork for you. We can provide a variety of physicals, including: School physicals for children -...

Preparing Your Child For Visits to Urgent Care Jan 15th, 2020

If your child is needing laceration repair, foreign body removals, lab or radiology testings, there are simple ways you both can prepare for these type of visits. We offer kid-friendly tools here to help with the testing process.Medical tests can be scary, but you can help create a calm environment...

Holiday Health and Safety Tips Dec 18th, 2019

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what's important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season. Wash...

Cold vs Flu - What is The Difference? Dec 18th, 2019

Many different germs, called viruses, cause colds. Symptoms of the common cold include: Runny nose Nasal congestion Sneezing Sore throat Cough Headache The flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by the influenza virus. Many flu symptoms are similar to those of a common cold. Flu...

Making Healthier Food and Drink Choices Dec 1st, 2019

A look at U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and National Nutrition Month National Nutrition Month is a time to focus on making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Small changes to the way you eat can have big health benefits - helping to prevent health...

How Can National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Make a Difference? Dec 1st, 2019

We can use this month to raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity and spread the word about fun ways to get moving!Here are just a few ideas: Encourage families to make small changes, like taking a walk after dinner or going for a bike ride. Motivate teachers and...

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Dec 1st, 2019

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.Here are just a few benefits of physical activity: Children and...

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Dec 1st, 2019

Making changes to eating patterns can be overwhelming. Small shifts in food choices - over the course of a week, a day, or even a meal - can make a big difference while helping change feel manageable. For example, the benefits of shifting from white bread to whole wheat bread,...

October is Health Literacy Month Dec 1st, 2019

Kids spend most of their time at school, so health and learning are a natural fit. When schools support students' health, children and adolescents are better equipped to reach their fullest potential. During Health Literacy Month SHAPE America encourages school professionals to work together to ensure that students are both...