Skin Tag Removal

Skin tag

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a benign growth that hangs off the skin’s surface by a thin stalk. These common growths contain fat and collagen fibers. They sometimes also contain small blood vessels and nerve cells. They first appear as small bumps, usually the same color as your skin. Some skin […]

COVID Test for Travel

Dad and boy in airport

When and Where to Get Your COVID-19 Test for Travel   Are you planning a trip? If so, you may need a COVID-19 test. Many countries currently require proof that you don’t have COVID-19 before you enter, including the United States. This rule applies to U.S. citizens returning from other countries, too. There are a […]

Cortisone Shots

Cortisone shot for pain

What is a cortisone shot? A cortisone shot is an injection that is used to relieve pain and inflammation in a localized area of the body – usually joints such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, or hands. Cortisone shots can be used to help treat many conditions, including bursitis, gout, tendinitis, trigger finger, and several […]

Treating Bruises (Contusions)

Woman with bruise

A bruise, also called a contusion, is a common injury resulting from damage to the small blood vessels beneath the skin. When the blood leaks out and collects near the surface, the skin becomes discolored. When to See a Doctor for a Bruise Most bruises are minor. If you’ve bumped into something and have a bruise, […]

Clearing Up the Confusion on Types of COVID Testing

covid testing choices

When getting tested for COVID-19, it’s common to have questions about the types of tests, how they work, and their accuracy. This article covers the different types of COVID testing, including the tests provided by Physicians Immediate Care to support your health.       There are two types of tests available: antigen testing and […]

Who Will I See During My Visit?

Urgent Care Staff Photo

When you’re feeling under the weather and can’t wait for an appointment with your primary care doctor, our experienced medical team can help you feel better. We focus on getting you in as quickly as possible, but we never rush care. Our friendly and knowledgeable providers take the time to listen, explain, and answer all of your […]

STD Testing

Reserve Your Time   Should I Get Tested for an STD? If you’re sexually active (or planning to be), it’s always a good idea to get tested. Even if you’re in a monogamous relationship. The better question to ask is, “How often should I get tested?” And deciding whether or not to get tested shouldn’t […]

Physicians Immediate Care Achieves UCA Accreditation

Accredited Urgent Care Center

Physicians Immediate Care has achieved the Urgent Care Association of America (UCA) Accredited Urgent Care designation, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. UCAOA Accreditation is the first of its kind to recognize not only the traditional accreditation process of quality and safety but also to specifically embrace the unique scope of services […]

Treating Dog Bites

treating a dog bite

Many dog bites are minor. Some, however, can cause serious complications. With any animal bite, infection is one of the primary concerns. It’s important to recognize when a dog bite requires medical attention. You should see a doctor for a dog bite if: The dog that bit you seems sick, is acting strangely, or may […]

Treating Abrasions

Treating an abrasion

Abrasions, also known as scrapes, are wounds where one or more layers of your skin have been removed by rubbing or tearing. Most scrapes don’t bleed a lot, and they typically heal quickly. A minor scrape can be treated at home by keeping the wound clean while it heals. If the scrape is large, deep, […]

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