Urgent Care

Harlingen Family Care Clinic

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Harlingen, TX

If you or a family member needs urgent care, you don’t have to take a chance on a random clinic where the providers don’t know you. Rolando Posada, MD, and the dedicated team of providers at Harlingen Family Care Clinic in Harlingen, Texas are ready to provide you and your family with compassionate care in any situation. Urgent care patients can walk in anytime, or book your appointment by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.

Urgent Care Q & A

When do I need urgent care?

Every situation is unique, but in general, you need urgent care if a medical issue needs treatment now rather than tomorrow. Some of the most common reasons for urgent care visits include:

  • Earaches
  • Severe cold and flu
  • Sprains or strains
  • Fractures
  • Severe headaches
  • Asthma attacks
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns
  • Infections
  • Rashes
  • Serious cuts and scrapes

There are also many other situations that warrant an urgent care visit. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, an on-the-job accident, or any other kind of accident, an urgent care visit is always a good idea. Even if you don’t think you’re hurt in an accident, it’s best to get checked out by a doctor to make sure that you don’t have a hard-to-see injury like a concussion.

What should I do to care for my injury until I get to the doctor?

If you’re physically injured in any way, try to avoid touching or agitating the injured body part, and stay as still as possible. If possible, have a friend or family member drive you to Harlingen Family Care Clinic when you’re injured since your treatment may include medication, splinting, or something else that renders you unable to drive. 

Call the office ahead of time to let them know you’re on the way. This gives the team a chance to rearrange the schedule if necessary so the doctor can see you right away when you arrive. Urgent care patients are always seen based on situation urgency. 

When should I go to the hospital instead of urgent care?

The simple rule to follow is that life-threatening injuries mean you should get to the emergency room immediately. There are many physical problems and injuries that are painful, uncomfortable, or frustrating, but that doesn’t threaten your life. All of those non-life-threatening problems are quickly and efficiently handled by the friendly team at Harlingen Family Care Clinic. 

When you or your child need urgent care, trust the same experienced team who takes care of your other medical needs. The Harlingen Family Care Clinic team is here for your whole family. Walk in anytime for urgent care services, call the office, or book online.