Urgent Care Doctor in Alexandria, VA
The doctors at Medical Access Urgent Care are kind and compassionate and dedicate their time and resources to helping their patients. Call now or book an appointment online to discover the benefits of our urgent care today! We are located at 7598 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315.
What should you go to urgent care for?
Urgent care centers can and will treat any minor to moderate illness, injury, or medical condition that you may see your primary care provider for, or another urgent medical situation that does not require immediate, emergent medical attention. Urgent care offer same-day medical services, predominantly on a walk-in basis for any of the following symptoms or injuries:
- Fever without a rash or another allergic reaction or symptom;
- Vomiting or recurring diarrhea;
- Abdominal pain;
- Wheezing or a shortness of breath;
- Minor to moderate cold or flu symptoms;
- Strains and sprains;
- Minor or small injuries, which may include cuts and/or burns.
Urgent care centers are an alternative to a costly and lengthy visit to the emergency room while providing the same – and many more – medical services. If you find yourself in need of medical attention in a non-emergency situation, then urgent care can help.
What services are offered at urgent care?
Urgent care can treat a variety of non-emergent medical situations and conditions and also provide a variety of routine medical services such as vaccinations, preventative care, and diagnostic lab work. If you suffer from or experience any of the following, a visit to urgent care can help: asthma and allergic reactions; cuts, burns, animal and bug bites; sprains, strains, or broken bones; a fall; cold or flu-like symptoms; eye and ear infections; sinus infections (sinusitis); or strep throat or bronchitis.
Additionally, urgent care centers also typically provide a variety of diagnostic services, which may include STD and pregnancy tests, along with preventative care services, such as vaccinations and routine physical examinations. The diagnostic testing offered by urgent care centers is usually the same as that offered at your primary care physician’s or through an emergency room, which may include the following: a variety of blood tests; electrolyte testing; STD and pregnancy tests; urinalysis; drug tests and screenings; and PN/INR tests.
Urgent care centers can also provide services on a walk-in or appointment basis for routine, preventative medical services. These may include vaccinations (flu shots included), physical examinations, gynecological exams, and drug screenings. Before visiting an urgent care center, you should call ahead to see what specific services that they offer and whether you will need an appointment.
How much is a visit to urgent care?
Visiting urgent care is very affordable, much more so than a visit to the emergency room. On average, the cost of a visit to an urgent care center can vary between $100 and $200, depending on the reason for the visit. Urgent care centers typically accept most major insurance plans and visiting one is usually covered by insurance. If you have any questions about what your insurance plan covers, call your provider; if you have any questions about which insurance carriers or plans the urgent care center you are looking at accepts, you should call the clinic you are looking at visiting to check.
For those without insurance, urgent care is still very affordable and typically offer competitive and affordable self-pay options. If you have any questions or concerns, call your local urgent care center.
For those in need of urgent care in the Alexandria, VA area, we at Medical Access are here to help! We provide the best urgent medical care, and our doctors are patient and compassionate. Please give us a call at (703) 546-9881 or visit us online to book your appointment today; we are conveniently located at 7598 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315.