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First Care Bossier


Injuries and illnesses that require urgent attention can’t wait. If you or a member of your family needs fast acute care, the experienced professionals at First Care Bossier can help. With offices in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, the team offers acute care for all your urgent health problems, from wounds to a nasty bout of the flu. Find out more by calling your nearest location or booking an appointment online.

Acute Care Q & A

What is acute care?

Acute care involves the diagnosis and treatment of health problems that require urgent attention. These problems could include acute illnesses that develop rapidly, worsening of an existing illness, or some form of minor injury.

Acute care is a specialty of First Care Bossier. The providers cover a wide range of urgent problems and provide a walk-in clinic for fast access to expert acute care.

When should I use acute care services?

Acute care services are suitable for any illness or injury that requires immediate attention rather than waiting for a routine appointment. First Care Bossier has X-ray facilities on-site to assess injuries and commonly treats conditions such as:

  • Influenza (flu) and colds
  • Bronchitis
  • Strep throat or sore throat
  • Allergies
  • Fevers
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinus infections
  • Asthma attacks
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Minor fractures, strains, and sprains

The acute care team also treats minor injuries from everyday accidents like falls. They can clean and stitch cuts and other wounds, perform limited, superficial foreign body removal, and attend to burns and scalds.

If you have a cold or other illness and your symptoms are mild, then rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and using over-the-counter medications should get you feeling better after a few days. If your symptoms persist or worsen, you could benefit from visiting the acute care facilities at First Care Bossier.

Can acute care deal with medical emergencies?

Acute care services can manage all your minor to moderate urgent health problems, but they’re not suitable for potentially life-threatening conditions. Therefore, you should go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 for issues such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain that’s not muscular or due to acid reflux
  • Significant blood loss
  • Sudden confusion
  • Broken bones
  • Seizures
  • Serious burns
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • Medication overdoses
  • Smoke inhalation

Contact with or ingestion of a toxic substance is also likely to require emergency room treatment.

How do I access acute care?

If you’re sick or have an injury that needs urgent attention, First Care Bossier has a walk-in clinic. You don’t need to make an appointment; just drop in when the clinic is open and someone sees you as soon as possible.

For help with less urgent illnesses and other issues such as routine screenings, physicals, chronic disease management, and immunizations, you can schedule a consultation in advance.

Call First Care Bossier today for more information about acute care or book a routine appointment online.

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