Urgent Care in McAllen, TX
Immediate care close to home is important when you need medical attention that is not an emergency but cannot wait until a doctor's appointment. Through our affiliated national urgent cares, our patients can get that care. These facilities treat minor injuries and illnesses any time of the week without a trip to the emergency room (ER).
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Your time is valuable—that is why we are affiliated with CareNow® Urgent Care. These convenient urgent care centers provide a wide range of medical services. Each walk-in clinic offers the benefit of extended hours, walk-in appointments and online Web Check-In® to reduce your wait time in the clinic.
When to visit an urgent care center
It may not always be clear when it is best to visit your doctor's office, an ER or an urgent care center. There are some medical issues that are better suited for emergency room visit. For example, ERs are the best place to treat chest pain, minor head injuries, broken bones, severe allergic reactions, medication overdoses and heavily bleeding wounds.
However, the following symptoms and conditions can be treated at an urgent care center:
- Acid reflux
- Bug bite or sting
- Burn (minor)
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Cuts or wounds that may need stitches but are not very deep
- Earache or ear infection
- Rash or hives
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Sore throat or strep throat
- Sprain or strain
- Urinary tract infection