When should you go to urgent care for stitches?
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Can urgent care do stitches?
This depends on how serious the cut is and where the cut is located. Urgent care clinics can provide stitches for shallow cuts that have no torn edges, not spurting bright red blood, and not exposing a joint, vein, or muscle. If the cut has those characteristics, is bleeding profusely even when pressure is applied, and is located on the face or scalp, then it is best to go to the ER.
What happens if I don’t get stitches for a cut?
If you don’t get stitches for a cut, it may take longer for the wound to close and heal. Not only is that inconvenient and bothersome, there is also a risk of infection.
Do I need stitches if it stops bleeding?
If your wound stops bleeding when you add gauze bandages, then you won’t need stitches. But if it keeps bleeding through the bandages, even with direct pressure, then you might need to get stitches.
How soon should wounds get stitched?
A wound that needs stitches should get them within six to eight hours after the injury.
Are stitches supposed to hurt after?
It is normal for stitches to hurt. The pain should decrease as the wound heals. For deeper tissues, any pain and soreness may last another week or more.
What is the difference between emergency and urgent care?
The difference between emergency and urgent care is that emergency rooms in hospitals treat life-threatening conditions and injuries, whereas urgent care clinics treat illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention but are non-life-threatening.
Are urgent care centers open after hours?
Yes. Most of our urgent care centers are open after hours, making health care more accessible for all residents in NYC.
Should I make an appointment for Urgent Care?
Not necessarily. Most urgent cares accept walk-in patients. But if you want shorter wait times, you can book an appointment through Via phone or online.
Can I pay for my urgent care stitches without insurance?
If you have no insurance, we provide our services without insurance for self-pay patients, giving you the care when you need it most.
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- August 20, 2022 10:31 am
Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!
- August 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!
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- August 26, 2022 12:28 pm
I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.
- August 9, 2022 10:30 pm
I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!
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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.
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- August 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.
- August 2, 2022 1:29 am
Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.
- August 25, 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.
- August 12, 2022 11:33 pm
Timely, efficient, very professional, very pleased with the service.
- August 10, 2022 12:08 am
Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.
- August 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.
- August 26, 2022 10:28 am
I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly
- August 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.
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