Urgent Medical Care in New York City

Urgent Medical Care New York CityIf you need urgent medical care for a non-life-threatening health condition and you’re wondering where to go for help, MedRite Urgent Care is an excellent choice in New York City. With walk-in availability every day during extended hours, our board-certified physicians and other licensed medical professionals can see you even after many other doctors’ offices have closed their doors for the evening.

Urgency vs. Emergency – Recognizing the Difference

When it comes to your health and well-being, there is often a fine line between medical urgency and a true emergency. In some situations, an emergency is easy to recognize, but in others, it is not. The team at MedRite offers the following guidelines to help you decide where to seek urgent medical care:

You should call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room if you are experiencing:

  • Chest pains
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Head or spine trauma
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • A sudden inability to see, speak, walk, or move

On the other hand, you can come to MedRite for urgent medical care if you have:

  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • A cough or sore throat
  • Fever
  • An earache or sinus pain
  • Seasonal allergy symptoms
  • A rash or skin irritation
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • A headache
  • A cut, scrape, or bruise
  • A strained muscle or sprained ligament
  • A minor bone fracture
  • An animal bite or insect sting

MedRite Is Your Best Option in a Non-Emergency Situation

Of course, you could also receive urgent medical care for any of these non-life-threatening health issues at an ER. But, there are many reasons why our urgent care center is a better option. For instance, you can expect a shorter wait time, a calmer environment, and a more affordable co-pay.

In sum, if you are facing a life-threatening situation, you should always go straight to an ER. Otherwise, you can take advantage of the convenience and affordability of MedRite Urgent Care in New York City, where appointments are never required.

"I had to come here when I got injured at work and the receptionist and nurses were so caring it was amazing. I love the staff's bedside manners."
Kristy Lisa C., California

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