Prompt Strep Throat Treatment Services for Manhattan, NY, Residents

Waking up with strep throat is no fun. It’s also no joke. When you find yourself feeling its telltale symptoms, it’s important to seek medical help right away before your condition progresses into something worse. Residents of Manhattan, New York, who visit MedRite Urgent Care can get the strep throat treatment they need as soon as they need it—not after several hours or days of waiting for a primary care appointment to open up.

When to Seek Treatment for Strep Throat

Strep throat is a contagious bacterial infection that most frequently occurs in children. If you or your child are exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms, you should plan to visit our urgent care clinic as soon as you can:

  • Red spots dotting the back of the roof of the mouth
  • Red, swollen tonsils (which may also have visible patches or streaks of pus)
  • Sudden onset sore throat
  • Fever
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Body aches
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck

Without prompt treatment, strep throat may lead to other conditions such as scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, kidney inflammation, and more.

Visiting Our Urgent Care Clinic

Upon visiting our urgent care clinic, you or your child will be tested for strep throat with a cotton swab test. Rapid antigen tests can typically detect strep bacteria within minutes, but a throat culture test (which is performed in a laboratory) may be needed if a rapid antigen test does not detect the bacteria but your doctor still suspects strep. Strep throat treatment consists of a round of prescribed antibiotics, and over-the-counter pain relievers can also be used if necessary.

At MedRite Urgent Care, we accept walk-in appointments, take most major insurance plans, don’t require a referral, and will forward all records to your primary care doctor or pediatrician after you’ve been treated. Come to our clinic to save time and feel better.

"A professional and courteous staff strive to ensure your needs are taken care of and you're given proper attention from the moment you walk in."
Matthew D., New Jersey

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