Can You Go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

Woman with stomach painYou may be surprised to learn that most cases of urinary tract infection aren’t severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit – but often the pain and discomfort they bring can certainly make it seem like they do.

UTIs are among the most common infections in the US, afflicting over 3 million men and women every year. And there’s no age requirement either, as it can affect anyone from newborns to the elderly.

Back pain, nausea, fever, blood in your urine, even vomiting are symptoms that nobody cares to experience – and would prefer to clear up as soon as possible. Unfortunately, scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician – the usual course of action – can take longer than you’d care to wait. Worse yet, waiting can cause the infection to spread.


Often those who are suffering from a urinary tract infection will attempt to treat themselves by drinking cranberry juice. However, this particular “remedy” doesn’t address the infection itself. Nor does drinking water – although keeping yourself well hydrated can help prevent an infection.

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So if you’re in pain, what can you do? Fortunately, you can go to an urgent care for a UTI, and Physicians Immediate Care offers swift, effective, and hassle-free urinary tract infection treatments. You can just walk into one of our many clinics or reserve a time online, and we’ll be happy to treat that and any other illnesses you may have.

Please go to an emergency department immediately for symptoms of a urinary tract infection along with any of the following:

  • Fever with severe and sudden shaking (Rigors)
  • Nausea, vomiting, and the inability to keep down clear fluids or medications
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you have diabetes or another condition that affects the immune system
  • If you are taking medications that suppress the immune system, such as cancer or chemotherapy