What Services Does Denton Regional Urgent Care Offer?

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Urgent care facilities have become increasingly popular the past few years as people come to experience their efficient and affordable care. Because every minute counts when injuries and illness occur, urgent care facilities can offer the same expertise as a hospital or primary care. For those in Denton County, Denton Regional Urgent Care is an excellent option for medical care, open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 7 pm on the weekends. Denton Regional Urgent Care offers the below services:

Urgent Care

Our physicians are specially trained in urgent care and are available after hours and on the weekend. And we are backed by the expertise of Medical City Denton (formerly Denton Regional Medical Center), Denton County’s only designated trauma center. At Denton Regional Urgent Care, we treat minor emergencies and accidental injuries, strep throat, fevers, the flu, upper respiratory infections, earaches, muscle strains and sprains, eye injuries, burns, broken bones and much more. To see a full list of our urgent care services, click here.

Occupational Health Services

Denton Regional Urgent Care offers a wide range of occupational health services to keep your employees healthy and productive. We are proud to provide a low-cost alternative for non-emergent healthcare services. Our occupational health services include workplace injury treatment, post-accident screenings, substance abuse testing and breath alcohol testing, flu shots and immunizations and x-rays.

Sports Injury Services

At Denton Regional Urgent Care, we know your game can’t wait. Whether you are an elite athlete or an avid amateur, we offer convenient access to the expert care you expect, right when you need it–even after hours or on the weekends. Sports injuries we treat include muscle strains and sprains, broken bones, scrapes, lacerations, stitches and contusions. We also perform X-rays and sports physicals.

School Physicals

Physical exams are required for participation in a variety of activities, such as sports, camps and Boy Scout trips. These exams are performed by a qualified medical professional and designed to identify any health conditions that would make participation in certain activities dangerous.

Flu Shots & Vaccinations

Vaccinations are the best way to dramatically reduce your risk of getting a variety of serious illnesses. At Denton Regional Urgent Care, we offer seasonal flu shots, as well as many other common vaccinations. Please call (940) 239-9737 for a complete list.

Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.

 

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When Are Stitches Needed?

iStock_000044021306_Medium.jpgAfter you’ve suffered a cut or gash, you need to determine whether or not stitches are needed. The longer the wound remains open, the greater the risk of infection, so medical attention should be sought immediately. It’s a good idea to get your wound closed up within 6 to 8 hours after the injury occurs. Most serious wounds will require either stitches, staples or will need to be closed with a liquid bandage.

So how do you know when stitches are needed? There are a few key things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to seek medical attention after getting injured.

  • How deep is the cut? If the wound is greater than ¼ inch deep, it may need stitches. Also, if you can see yellow fatty tissue, or even bone, it’s time to see a doctor immediately.
  • How wide is the cut? If the edges of the wound are close together or look like they need to be pulled together in order to cover the exposed tissue, the cut may require stitches.
  • Where is the wound located? Any time the wound is located on an area of the body you move frequently, there is a good chance you will need stitching to keep the wound from re-opening. For instance, if the wound is located on one of your knees or fingers, consider getting it stitched up.

If you end up seeking medical care for the wound, you should also ask your doctor about whether or not a tetanus shot is needed. Tetanus shots last no more than 10 years, so check with your doctor to see if you need a tetanus booster.

If you’ve suffered a serious cut or gash, consider seeking medical attention at Denton Regional Urgent Care Center. We offer convenient hours and online check-in to provide you a quick and easy experience.

Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.

Reasons to Choose Urgent Care

iStock_000043422524_Large.jpgIf you or your child are sick, you know how important it is to seek medical treatment immediately. But between school, work and other obligations, it is often difficult to make an appointment at a primary care clinic with office hours. That’s where the urgent care center comes into play.

Urgent care centers, like Denton Regional Urgent Care, are open after hours, so you can see a doctor after work or school. Some urgent care centers also offer online check-in to make it easy for you to wait wherever you feel most comfortable and to reduce the overall wait times for treatment. In fact, the average total visit time at an urgent care center is about 30 minutes.

Many people are hesitant to visit an urgent care center because they’re worried the doctors aren’t qualified or services are limited. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Physicians at Denton Regional Urgent Care are board certified or eligible in family medicine or emergency medicine. Additionally, Denton Regional Urgent Care, open since 2012, cares for many needs including broken bones, sore throat, school physicals, sports injuries, flu shots, muscle strains and sprains, earaches, stitches and fevers.

Many urgent care centers are very reasonable in cost, so visiting an urgent care clinic can save you money. Denton Regional Urgent Care offers the added convenience of online payment so patients don’t have to leave home to pay. We are also a preferred provider for most insurance carriers, including BCBS, Cigna, United Healthcare, PHCS, and the City of McKinney.

If you or your child is suffering from an illness or injury, consider an urgent care center such as Denton Regional Urgent Care. With convenient hours and online check-in available, we will have you treated and back to your day in no time.

 

Denton Regional Urgent Care Now Has a Blog

imageWhen injuries and illness occur, every minute counts. While seeking medical care at a hospital or primary care clinic is necessary in many instances, there are often times an urgent care facility can offer the same expertise with a more convenient experience. At Denton Regional Urgent Care, we provide you with the care you need to get back to your life quickly.

Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm and on weekends from 9 am to 7 pm, Denton Regional Urgent Care is available when many other primary care clinics have closed, allowing you to come see us after work if needed. And because the average urgent care total visit time is 30 minutes, you will be in and out in no time.

Our care covers a wide range of needs, including broken bones, stitches, strep throat, muscle strains and sprains, school physicals, sports injuries and more. Physicians at Denton Regional Urgent Care are board eligible in family medicine or emergency medicine, and because we are backed by Denton County’s only designated trauma center, Denton Regional Medical Center, you will always receive the care you need, no matter how serious the injury or illness.

We strive to make your entire experience at Denton Regional Urgent Care as easy as possible by providing many clinic forms online to be filled out in the comfort of your own home before you visit us, as well as online payment, so you can take care of your visit without leaving the house.

For injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening but require medical attention immediately, consider an urgent care facility such as Denton Regional Urgent Care. Open after hours and on weekends, we can treat a multitude of illnesses and injuries while offering a more convenient experience than most hospitals or primary care clinics.