From X-rays To Physical Exams: What Urgent Care Really Offers

When you’re feeling under the weather or dealing with a minor injury, you want quick, reliable care. Urgent care centers have become a popular choice for many due to their accessibility and comprehensive range of services. At TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, we are dedicated to providing quality healthcare services that cater to a wide variety of needs. From diagnostic services to acute condition treatments and preventative care, here’s a closer look at what urgent care really offers.

Diagnostic Services Provided

One of the key strengths of urgent care centers is their ability to provide fast and accurate diagnostic services. At TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, we offer a range of diagnostic tests to help identify your health concerns promptly.

X-rays

X-rays are a fundamental tool in diagnosing injuries and illnesses. Whether it’s a suspected broken bone, a lung infection, or other internal issues, X-rays allow us to get a clear picture of what’s going on inside your body. The process is quick, painless, and provides immediate results, enabling our healthcare providers to make informed decisions about your treatment.

Lab Tests

From blood tests to urine analyses, our on-site laboratory services ensure that you get accurate results quickly. These tests are essential for diagnosing infections, monitoring chronic conditions, and checking overall health markers. Some common lab tests we perform include:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Metabolic Panels
  • Lipid Panels
  • Urinalysis
  • Rapid Strep Tests
  • Influenza Tests
  • COVID-19 Tests

Having these lab services on-site means you don’t have to wait days for your results, allowing for faster treatment and peace of mind.

EKG (Electrocardiogram)

An EKG can be a lifesaver for patients needing a presurgical screening or for diagnostics to identify irregularities that could indicate heart issues. This test records the electrical activity of the heart and helps diagnose conditions like arrhythmias, heart attacks, and other cardiac problems. At TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, we offer EKGs, sometimes called ECGs, to provide the highest-quality care for our patients. 

Treatment for Acute Conditions

Urgent care centers are designed to handle a variety of acute conditions that require immediate attention but are not severe enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. Here are some of the common acute conditions we treat:

Minor Injuries

Injuries like sprains, strains, minor fractures, and cuts are all within the scope of urgent care treatment. Our medical team is skilled in providing quick and effective care, which includes:

  • Splinting and casting for fractures
  • Suturing for cuts and lacerations
  • Bandaging and wound care
  • Providing tetanus shots if necessary

Infections

Whether it’s a bacterial or viral infection, prompt treatment can prevent complications and speed up recovery. Common infections treated at our centers include:

  • Respiratory Infections: Bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infections
  • Ear Infections: Particularly common in children, but adults can suffer too
  • Urinary Tract Infections: Quick diagnosis and treatment to relieve discomfort
  • Skin Infections: Such as cellulitis or abscesses that require drainage

Allergic Reactions

Mild to moderate allergic reactions can be efficiently managed at urgent care centers. Whether it’s a food allergy, insect sting, or contact dermatitis, our team can provide:

  • Antihistamines
  • Steroid Injections
  • EpiPen administration for more severe reactions

Gastrointestinal Issues

Stomach aches, diarrhea, and vomiting can often be treated at urgent care. These symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors including infections, food poisoning, and other non-life-threatening conditions. We offer:

  • Rehydration solutions
  • Medications to alleviate symptoms
  • Advice on diet and recovery

Preventative Care Options

Preventative care is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. At TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, we offer several preventative services to help you stay healthy.

Physical Exams

Regular physical exams are essential for detecting potential health issues early. We offer various types of physical exams:

  • Annual Physicals: Comprehensive check-ups to assess your overall health
  • Sports Physicals: Required for school and recreational sports participation
  • Pre-Employment Physicals: Ensuring you are fit for work
  • DOT Physicals: For commercial drivers, ensuring they meet the health requirements
  • Pre-Operative Evaluations

Health Screenings

Routine health screenings can help identify risk factors and early signs of diseases. Common screenings include:

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Cancer Screenings: Such as skin checks and PSA tests for prostate health

Common Questions Asked

Urgent care centers handle non-life-threatening conditions that require immediate attention, such as minor injuries, infections, and illnesses. Emergency care, on the other hand, is for severe and potentially life-threatening conditions like heart attacks, strokes, severe bleeding, and major trauma. If you’re unsure, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and seek emergency care for severe symptoms.

No, we do not offer appointments. We accept walk-ins and strive to provide prompt care. However, you can check in online using our On My Way system for a shorter wait time.

We accept most major insurance plans. You can take a look at our complete list of insurances we accept here.

Wait times can vary depending on the time of day and the number of patients. However, urgent care centers typically have shorter wait times compared to emergency rooms. Checking in online can help reduce your wait time.

Bring a valid ID, your insurance card, and a list of any medications you are currently taking. If you have previous medical records related to your current condition, bring those as well.

Why Choose TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track?

With over 19 locations in the greater Tampa Bay area, TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track offers quick, easy, affordable, and compassionate care. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality care tailored to your needs. Whether you require diagnostic services, treatment for an acute condition, or preventative care, we are here to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

At TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, we believe in making healthcare accessible and convenient. Our facilities are equipped with the latest technology, and our staff is committed to delivering care with a personal touch. We understand that health concerns can be stressful, and our goal is to provide a supportive and efficient environment for all our patients.

Disclaimer

The blogs presented by TGH Urgent Care in partnership with Fast Track are not a replacement for medical care and are exclusively intended for educational purposes. The content provided here should not be construed as medical guidance. If you are encountering any symptoms, we strongly recommend that you seek an appointment with a duly qualified medical practitioner at our nearest facility.

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We are committed to responsible antibiotic prescribing practices. Our goal is to adequately treat infections while protecting our community from the harmful effects of antibiotic resistant infections. TGH Urgent Care has earned the Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation Award from the Urgent Care Association due to our ongoing commitment to this goal.

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