10 Reasons to go to urgent care
Nao Medical offers affordable and comprehensive medical and urgent care for New Yorkers. We have doctors and nurse practitioners available seven days a week, including holidays, to assist you with almost any medical concern. We also offer virtual visits or telehealth, which are less expensive and more convenient.
We have listed some of the most common reasons people visit urgent care clinics for you to decide whether you also need one.
1. Immediate treatment for illnesses and minor injuries
An urgent care clinic like Nao Medical is an alternative to the emergency room for people with sudden, non-life-threatening injuries. With our expertise, excellent service, extended hours, and quick triaging, you can get patient care and relief anytime without waiting.
2. Quick and reliable x-rays
We have everything you need for most minor injuries and illnesses. You can get x-rays and results quickly in our urgent care center. We won’t make you wait longer than you have to, because our staff works efficiently.
3. Physical exams
Physical exams are essential for maintaining your health, whether for school, sports, or a job. At Nao Medical, you can get a thorough physical without missing a day of work or school. You can leave with your results or have us send them directly to you.
4. Concussion test
Nao Medical offers specialized testing for all kinds of concussions. Our Concussion program can help those who have suffered trauma from a car accident or a fall in a nursing home. Additionally, we conduct baseline Brain Physicals for sports teams.
5. Urgent pediatric care
Nao Medical offers immediate health care for your child. Your child may also be referred to a specialist if necessary.
6. STD testing and treatment
Urgent care is an excellent alternative if you would rather not have your friends, family, or neighbors see you walk into a clinic. We can do a full screen for all sexually transmitted infections. We’ll report your results confidentially.
7. Pregnancy tests
We can administer a pregnancy test at Nao Medical if you’re unsure whether you’re pregnant. We guarantee accurate results when you visit one of our locations.
8. Laboratory testing
Nao Medical is a quick, convenient place to get lab work done. Get tested fast by setting up an appointment. We guarantee the accuracy of all our test results, and our doctors are happy to answer any questions you might have.
9. Vaccinations and Iimmunizations
All Nao Medical urgent care locations offer COVID-19 routine and travel vaccines. All Nao Medical locations carry tetanus, chickenpox, MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, pneumonia, flu, typhoid, and yellow fever vaccines.
10. Occupational testing
Required exams like the DOT physical, FAA Physical, DMV Eye & Vision Exams, Drug Screenings, and hearing tests are all available at our urgent care locations. We’ll administer the test, give you the results, and notify the correct agencies if you’ve passed your test.
Reasons NOT to go to an urgent care center
If your medical concern is life-threatening, go directly to the emergency room or a hospital to get the immediate, specialized care you need. Urgent care is only for minor illnesses and injuries. Doctors in the emergency room should treat nothing more severe than a broken bone or a fever.
Additionally, we highly recommend telemedicine. This service allows you to take the appointment in the comfort of your home and is covered by most insurance plans. Check out our comprehensive list of services, or call us. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.