When To Seek Urgent Medical Care

Find out what health issues warrant immediate medical care.

When a medical issue has us stressed out or stopped in our tracks we may often think that we need to immediately rush to our local emergency room. Of course, certain health problems warrant getting professional medical care immediately, but there are times when just visiting our urgent care clinic will do the trick.

When Should I Turn to PanCare of Florida? 

Not sure what constitutes a visit to our urgent care clinics in Freeport and Bonifay, FL? It’s okay; most people don’t. An urgent care clinic is a great way to treat common sicknesses or injuries when your doctor isn’t available and you just can’t wait a couple of days to schedule an appointment.

If you think your health concern or injury is something you would see your doctor about then heading to our urgent care is probably a better option than your local ER. An emergency room may seem like a good option at the time since they have doctors to provide you with immediate care day or night, but they are better equipped at handling serious and life-threatening problems such as heart attacks, strokes and even severe injuries due to car accidents.

Common issues that our urgent care clinics can address include,

  • Common cold and flu
  • Strains or sprains
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Rashes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Broken bones
  • Fever
  • Respiration infections
  • Sore throat
  • Eye infections

An emergency room visit should be the first choice if you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms,

  • Heart palpitations
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Trouble speaking
  • Mental confusion
  • Paralysis or weakness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe chest pain
  • Fever in babies less than three months old
  • Severe burns
  • Seizures

When an urgent medical issue arises the last thing you should have to worry about is where to turn. The medical team at PanCare of Florida provides immediate, same-day care to patients living in and around Freeport and Bonifay, FL. Simply walk-in or call us if you are wondering if your health problems require urgent care. Call the Freeport office at (850) 880-6568 and the Bonifay office at (850) 547-5547.