Have you ever cut your hand while cooking? Have you had a child whose temperature reached 102 degrees? Did you twist your ankle and not know how bad the injury was? When you know you need more than a bandage or an aspirin, but you do not require the care of an emergency room, then a trip to Bellefonte Urgent Care Wheelersburg or Ironton Urgent Care is the perfect solution.
Bellefonte Urgent Care Wheelersburg (8991 Ohio River Road) and Ironton Urgent Care (1005 East Ring Road) offer a special kind of healthcare. The centers’ staffs are dedicated to treating everyday illnesses and injuries. No appointment is necessary. Simply come in weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the center’s highly trained physicians will treat cuts, colds, fevers, sprains, fractures, and other common problems - the type of ailments that cannot wait for a doctor’s appointment but do not rise to the level of a trip to the ER.
What exactly is an urgent care center?
Urgent care centers provide treatment for the non-life threatening illnesses and injuries that occur on a day-to-day basis. Staff is equipped to handle a variety of illnesses and injuries, from colds and flu to lacerations and fractures.
How does urgent care differ from the hospital’s emergency room?
There are several main differences between urgent care and the OLBH Emergency Room. The hospital’s ER is staffed 24-hours a day and designed to treat patients suffering from life-threatening injuries or serious illnesses. In contrast, the urgent care centers in Ironton and Wheelersburg are designed to treat non-life threatening injuries (lacerations, mild fractures, etc.) and illnesses (colds, flu, migraines, etc.) in a manner more efficient than if those same ailments were treated in an ER.
When should I utilize urgent care?
Urgent care should be used for any medical illness or injury deemed as urgent. It is best to receive direct attention rather than waiting days or weeks for an appointment with a family doctor or for waiting times behind more serious issues found in a hospital ER.
Bellefonte Urgent Care in Wheelersburg
8991 Ohio River Road
Ironton Urgent Care
1005 East Ring Road
Office hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both the Wheelerburg and Ironton urgent care locations.