Routine appointments are a great way to organize medical care for problems that don’t require urgent attention. However, if you have an acute illness or injury, you need faster access to health care. First Care Bossier, with offices in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, offers a walk-in clinic to deal with all your acute illnesses and injuries. Find out more by calling your nearest location today or drop into the clinic if you have an urgent medical problem. You can also schedule appointments online.
A walk-in clinic is a service where you can access the experienced providers at First Care Bossier without making an appointment. You simply walk into the clinic and speak to the receptionist, who takes some details of your problem, then wait to be called.
The walk-in clinic is an access point for acute care – when you have an urgent issue and can’t wait for a routine appointment. People who have difficulties booking appointments in advance also find the walk-in clinic more convenient.
The walk-in clinic at First Care Bossier treats a comprehensive range of minor to moderate health problems. Those the providers see most often include:
Injuries such as cuts, grazes, puncture wounds, animal bites, blisters, burns, and scalds that are too bad to just cover with a bandage require careful cleaning and dressing. Some cuts may need stitching as well.
Common viral and bacterial infections include:
Mild infections usually resolve themselves in a few days or a week if you practice good self-care. However, they can be more serious, especially for older people, young children and babies, and anyone with a condition that alters their immune system.
Sports injuries and other forms of musculoskeletal damage include sprains, strains, simple fractures, and concussions.
Visiting First Care Bossier’s walk-in clinic is much like a routine consultation, except you don't need to schedule an appointment.
Your provider performs a physical exam and goes over your symptoms with you. They might ask you about your family history, lifestyle, work, and existing health problems where relevant. Your provider can also take blood, urine, or other samples to run tests, and they have on-site X-ray facilities.
If you have an injury, your provider attends to it as soon as possible, for example, stitching a wound or fitting a brace to your leg. They can also write a prescription for the medications you might need, like antibiotics for bacterial infections.
If you want to know more about First Care Bossier’s walk-in clinic, call the nearest office or book an appointment online. If you need urgent medical attention, drop into the walk-in clinic.