A walk-in clinic is ideal for those times when you can’t wait for a routine appointment, or your primary care practice isn’t open. Philip Baldeo, MD, of Liberty Medical Services in South Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, is an experienced family physician who understands that patients sometimes need to see him the same day, so he provides a comprehensive walk-in facility at Liberty Medical Services. Call today to find out more about the walk-in clinic, or for a routine appointment, make use of the online booking tool.
A walk-in clinic is an invaluable resource when you need to see a medical professional but can’t get a routine appointment quickly enough, or the opening hours of a standard primary care practice don’t suit your availability.
The walk-in clinic at Liberty Medical Services can deal with most urgent care needs and has state-of-the-art diagnostic technology onsite such as X-rays, sonography, and electrocardiogram (EKG).
As the name suggests, there aren’t any appointments to book at the walk-in clinic, you just turn up and book yourself in at reception, then wait your turn. This does mean that the length of time you need to have to wait can vary depending on how many other people also need to be seen, but walk-in clinics are still faster and more cost-effective than the emergency room.
Walk-in clinics can treat most of the common injuries and illnesses you could experience that don’t need emergency care, such as:
Even if a wound doesn’t look like it needs stitching, it does require careful cleaning to prevent infection and a sterile dressing. You may also need a tetanus shot, particularly if you’ve got a puncture wound such as you’d get from treading on a nail.
Serious, immediately life-threatening injuries, having symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, losing consciousness, having seizures, or bleeding heavily should all be considered emergencies for which you should get to the hospital or call 911.
Walk-in clinics aren’t designed to deal with issues that can be dealt with during a routine appointment either, such as annual physicals or care for chronic health problems. They also don’t handle administrative tasks such as medication refills or providing lab results.
To find out more about the walk-in clinic at Liberty Medical Services, call the office today, or use the online booking tool.