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Primary Care for Tetanus

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Service Details

What is tetanus?

Tetanus is a bacterial infection that causes painful muscle contractions in the neck, jaw, and abdomen. It is also called “lockjaw” because it may cause muscles in the neck and jaw to lock up, making it difficult to open the mouth and swallow.
 
Other symptoms may include breathing problems, muscle spasms, and seizures. Once infected, it can take several weeks for symptoms to start appearing, and it can take months to fully recover.

What is a tetanus shot?

Tetanus vaccine is one of the many routine immunizations infants and toddlers receive in the first months of life. Immunity to tetanus decreases over time, which is why children and adults should get booster vaccines to remain protected. If you have not had a booster shot in 10 years or more, you should receive a tetanus shot.

About our primary care services

With Nao Medical's primary care, you can either walk in or make an appointment ahead of time. You can visit our urgent care or walk-in medical clinics near you during operating hours. We're open seven days a week and closed only if NYS declares an emergency.

Before booking your appointment please note:

Ensure that your insurance benefits include urgent care or contact us to confirm if your individual/group insurance plan is eligible for use. Please dial 911 immediately if your medical problem appears to be life-threatening.
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FAQ

How quickly does tetanus set in?

Tetanus, from exposure to illness, often sets in between 3 to 21 days, depending on the wound.

How common is tetanus?

Tetanus is not that common in the US. Each year, an average of only 30 tetanus cases are reported.

Does all rust have tetanus?

Rust doesn’t have and doesn’t cause tetanus but tetanus-causing bacteria on any surface can if it enters through a wound, burn, or blister.

Can you still get tetanus even if vaccinated?

You can still get tetanus even if vaccinated but the risk is lower. However, the risk of reinfection is high so it’s highly recommended to get a booster shot every ten years.

Who is at risk for tetanus?

Those who are at high risk for tetanus complications are people aged 65 years and older. People with diabetes are also at risk for tetanus.

Does my insurance cover my primary care appointment?

At Nao Medical, we accept most major insurance plans, but in order to know if your plan covers the test, we would need to run your insurance and this can only be done at the beginning of your visit. If you would like to know ahead of time, please call the number on the back of your insurance card so a representative may let you know which coronavirus test is covered by your insurance plan.

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At Nao Medical, we go the extra mile for our patients. When you or your loved one is unwell, we are a provider that you can trust to take the time to treat you with the attention and care you deserve.

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Verified Customer Reviews

  • June 10, 2022 6:28 pm

I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.

- Stephanie

  • May 18, 2022 9:32 pm

My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.

- Norman

  • June 22, 2022 9:57 pm

The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!

- Mitchell

  • May 20, 2022 10:31 am

Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!

- Kathryn

  • June 21, 2022 10:27 pm

Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional

- Kassy

  • May 22, 2022 12:30 pm

My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.

- Christa

  • May 19, 2022 11:31 am

The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.

- John

  • May 9, 2022 12:34 pm

Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.

- Tina

  • May 10, 2022 12:08 am

Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.

- Rose

  • May 29, 2022 10:30 pm

I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!

- Patricia

  • June 22, 2022 10:30 am

I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.

- Yasmina

  • May 26, 2022 12:28 pm

I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.

- Mahendra

  • June 2, 2022 1:29 am

Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.

- Todd

  • May 12, 2022 11:33 pm

Timely, efficient, very professional, very pleased with the service.

- William

  • May 16, 2022 11:59 am

Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.

- Aneika

  • May 15, 2022 11:28 am

Excellent service: respected and loved by all. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would always recommend Nao Medical. Thank you.

- Richard

  • June 26, 2022 10:28 am

I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly

- Fatimazahr

  • May 22, 2022 10:30 pm

The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.

- Erika

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