Urgent Care

Brandon Riverview Medical Associates

Primary Care Practice, Urgent Care, & Weight Loss Center located in Brandon, FL & Riverview, FL

What should you do when your illness or injury isn’t severe enough for the emergency room, but you can’t get an appointment with your doctor? The physicians at Brandon Riverview Medical Associates in Brandon and Riverview, Florida, understand that your need for medical care doesn’t always fit into your provider’s schedule. They offer a variety of urgent care services and provide the same quality medical care during your visit that patients receive during “normal” visits to Brandon Riverview Medical Associates.

Urgent Care Q & A

Our experienced and dedicated staff at Brandon Riverview Medical Associates can also handle your urgent care needs when you can not see you doctor the same day or the next day or can not wait.

If you are established patient with our practice, DAY OR NIGHT YOUR FIRST CALL SHOULD ALWAYS BE TO YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER With access to your health history and an understanding of your individual needs, your doctor can give you advice over the phone to guide your next steps.

 WE ALSO DO DOT PHYSICALS

What is urgent care?

Urgent care walk-in services help fill the gap between routine office visits and trips to the emergency room. Sudden injuries, worsening flu symptoms, or numerous other issues that would normally lead you to visit your doctor don’t always fit into a scheduled appointment slot.

When you’re ill or injured and need to see a doctor but not so ill or injured that you need emergency room treatment, a trip to urgent care can replace an office visit with your provider.

What conditions do you treat at urgent care?

If you’re an established patient of one of the skilled primary care providers at Brandon Riverview Medical Associates, call your doctor first for instructions on how to proceed. Because your provider has access to your records and understands your unique health issues, they can provide guidance regarding your next steps over the phone.

Otherwise, urgent care services offered at Brandon Riverview Medical Associates include treatment for numerous nonemergency problems, which may include:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Stomach viruses
  • Wounds and lacerations
  • Skin rashes and insect bites
  • Pink eye
  • Animal bites
  • Asthma exacerbation

Brandon Riverview urgent care physicians also provide:

  • School, sports, and employment physicals
  • Department of Transportation physicals
  • Workers’ compensation evaluations

Lab studies, including blood tests and urine screens, are also available through Brandon Riverview’s urgent care.

What are the advantages of going to urgent care versus the emergency room?

When you’re experiencing symptoms that aren’t life-threatening but still can’t wait until your primary care provider has an available appointment, urgent care offers a less expensive alternative than a visit to the emergency room, sometimes thousands of dollars less. And, despite the decreased cost, you can expect the same high-quality medical care during an urgent care visit that you’d normally receive at Brandon Riverview.  

Shorter wait times are another benefit of urgent care. It can take hours to be seen at an emergency room and then more hours to receive the lab studies, X-rays, and treatment you require.

Urgent care can’t and isn’t intended to replace the attention you need when you’re experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, such as a heart attack or severe injury. It can, however, fill the gap when your symptoms can’t wait for an appointment with your primary care provider. Visit Brandon Riverview Medical Associates for your urgent care needs.