The first two places most people think about when they have a medical issue are the ER and their doctor’s office. In both cases, you would likely not receive immediate care. While the ER maybe better when you consider wait times, the bill at the month will surely sting. Aside from the hefty bill you receive at the end of the month, you will not be seen immediately as the most severe injuries and cases are treated first. This is the reason a lot of people are now turning to urgent care facilities as an option to get immediate attention for issues they are unwilling to wait days to receive treatment. In an urgent care facility, treatment is on a first come first serve basis. As a result, the wait time is a lot shorter in addition to the bill being a lot cheaper; about $50-$150 as compare to the thousand dollar bill from the ER.
Moreover, there are also urgent care facilities that focus on female issues. That is, OB/GYN urgent care facilities dedicated to the gynecological and obstetrics issues of women. There are various uncomfortable situations or conditions that might make us a little impatient to see our personal doctors regardless of the bonds we share with them. Below are some reasons women seek OB/GYN urgent care:
- Spotting during pregnancy
- Vaginal itchiness
- Abdominal pain resulting from menstrual cramps
- Thick, discolored, and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
There is no reason to wait several days to receive medical treatment when you have a gynecological issue. For an immediate medical opinion/ treatment, visit us at 67th Street OB/GYN Total Women’s Health Care and consult with one of our OB/GYNs in Manhattan today.
When should you consider an urgent care OB/GYN?
Urgent Care facilities are not only faster and cheaper than ERs but also discreet. Below are some situations when an urgent care OB/GYN facility is the best option:
Burning sensation from the use of a lubricant or other vaginal products: Burning/stinging sensation that persists even after the product has been washed off. Neither waiting a few days nor going to the emergency is effective or sensible in this case. An urgent care doctor will be able to immediately prescribe a salve to alleviate irritation.
Discreet STD and HIV testing: If you suspect you have contracted an STD or were contacted by an ex/current partner about this issue and would like to get a fast discreet test, an urgent care facility is the best place for this.
Urinary Tract infections (UTIs)/yeast infection: If you are experiencing a burning sensation during urination and think you may have a UTI, come in for a test. Our medical professionals will perform a urinalysis and treat you today.
Pregnancy tests: Pregnant tests are usually performed quickly and discreetly in these facilities. Hence pregnancy confirmations are determined a lot faster.
Early Pregnancy (first trimester) Issues: Morning sickness, nausea, fatigue, dehydration etc. Early pregnancy issues are treated in these facilities. As such, if you have severe morning sickness and would like to know what drugs/remedies are safe to take in order to alleviate these symptoms, consult with one of our doctors today. Moreover, if you should start spotting and cannot wait for your next appointment, our obstetricians are available to aid you.
Emergency Rooms are usually crowded and in rare instances, people who truly need immediate care are overlooked as a result. By going to an ER when you have a minor or none emergency issue, you are exacerbating the problem. For more information on our gynecologists in Manhattan and the type services we offer, visit us today.