The short answer is yes, and we encourage you to do so with Carolina QuickCare! Read through our blog below for answers to questions you may have.  

What Are Urgent Care Centers?

Urgent care centers are medical facilities equipped to address a wide range of non-emergency, non-life-threatening health concerns, ranging from minor injuries to acute illnesses. Like hospitals and primary care providers, urgent care centers are staffed with experienced healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. 

Urgent care centers provide timely care in a convenient setting. Think of Carolina QuickCare as an extension of, or working in tandem with, your primary care physician. For example, if you have a non-emergency medical need, but it’s outside of your doctor’s office hours, or maybe you want to get medical assistance sooner, then an urgent care center may be where you should look first.

Urgent care centers offer a diverse range of medical services, including, but not limited to:

  • Treatment of minor injuries (e.g., sprains, fractures, lacerations)
  • Management of acute illnesses (e.g., flu, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections)
  • Diagnostic services (e.g., X-rays, laboratory testing)
  • Basic preventive care (e.g., vaccinations, physical exams)
  • Occupational health services (e.g., pre-employment screenings, worker’s compensation evaluations)

Do I Need an Appointment for Urgent Care?

While urgent care centers typically accept walk-ins, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment for your visit. Scheduling ahead of time streamlines your patient experience by ensuring you’re seen sooner. For example, you may want to schedule an appointment for:

  • Peak hours or high patient volume, when you may have to wait longer than usual
  • Specialized services or consultations
  • Follow-up appointments

Why Should I Book an Appointment When Going to Urgent Care?

Due to the nature of unpredictable walk-in traffic, your wait time may vary. Scheduling ahead means you have a dedicated time to be seen, and you’ll be able to guarantee a specific time slot that’s convenient for your schedule. It also allows our staff to prepare for your visit better, leading to more efficient and effective care.

Benefits of Booking Online with Carolina QuickCare

There are many benefits to booking your appointment online at Carolina QuickCare. For one, you can conveniently schedule your appointment from anywhere, any time. You’ll be able to access our real-time appointment schedule on our website, ensuring you always have our most updated availability.

In addition, you’ll be able to complete all the necessary forms and paperwork in advance, further simplifying the check-in process when you get there. When you sign up through our website, you’ll receive reminders about your appointment to help you stay organized.

What Happens When You Walk into Urgent Care?

Typically, when you walk into an urgent care center without an appointment, you can expect:

  • Registration at the front desk.
  • Time to fill out all necessary paperwork.
  • Average wait time to be seen by a healthcare provider.
  • Evaluation and treatment by medical staff.
  • Prescription if necessary, and discharge instructions.

Avoid wait times by scheduling your appointment online!

Save Time, Book Your Urgent Care Visit Online with Carolina QuickCare

Avoid waiting and save valuable time. Visit our website to find a Carolina QuickCare near you and schedule your appointment today! You can also text “QUICK” to (843) 418-9107 for any and all questions you may have. We look forward to serving you!