White Lake Family Medicine
Family Practice & Urgent Care located in White Lake, MI
Accidents, illnesses, and minor injuries happen to everyone. Did you wake up with the flu? Did your child suffer a minor injury that might need stitches? Urgent care gives you the medical treatment you need quickly, and White Lake Family Medicine offers urgent care services for people of all ages. Walk in or call ahead for an urgent care appointment in White Lake, Michigan, today. Online booking is also available.
Urgent Care Q & A
What can be treated at urgent care?
Urgent care provides focused, prompt treatment for minor to moderate injuries and illnesses. If you have an injury or illness that needs medical care within 24 hours but is not life-threatening, the condition may be treatable at urgent care.
Consider making an urgent care appointment for conditions like:
- Finger or toe fractures
- Small wounds that require stitches
- Sprains and strains
- Sore throat, cough, or fever
- Vomiting or dehydration
White Lake Family Medicine is equipped to handle walk-ins during regular office hours, but appointments are preferred. If you or a loved one needs an urgent care appointment, call ahead to let the team know you’re coming in.
What is the difference between urgent care and the emergency room?
If you or a loved one comes down with a sudden illness or suffers an injury, the urgent care team at White Lake Family Medicine can quickly evaluate, diagnose, and treat a range of common conditions.
Going to urgent care can help you avoid a trip to a traditional emergency room if you don’t need advanced care. This can save you both time and money. Treatments at urgent care include prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medication, stitches, bandaging, splinting, and more.
The emergency room is the best place to go if you’re experiencing a medical emergency that permanently threatens your health or your life. The medical teams at hospital emergency rooms have the facilities and equipment to handle severe, life-threatening emergencies.
What happens at an urgent care visit?
White Lake Family Medicine strives to give each urgent care patient prompt attention. After you check-in for your appointment, the team evaluates your condition.
Minor injuries can be treated, stitched, or bandaged in the office. If you’re sick, your provider may perform diagnostic testing and give you a medication prescription.
At the end of your appointment, the team gives you aftercare instructions. This could include follow-up appointments at White Lake Family Medicine or a referral to a specialist for additional care.
Remember that urgent care isn’t for medical emergencies or conditions that could permanently damage your health or endanger your life. If you or someone near you is facing an immediate medical emergency, call 911 or go to the closest hospital emergency room.
If you have an injury or illness that requires prompt care but isn’t immediately life-threatening, urgent care could be a good option. Call White Lake Family Medicine or make an appointment online today. Walk-in appointments are also available.
We also provide service for Waterford Township, Highland Township, Pontiac, and the greater Oakland County Area.