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Urgent Care Specialist

Hiwet Clinic Primary Care

Primary Care Practice located in Houston, TX

If you’re in need of urgent same-day services for acute medical concerns, such as a minor injury, a common cold, or strep throat, rest assured you’re in safe and experienced hands with the skilled providers of Hiwet Clinic Primary Care in Houston, Texas. The collaborative medical group provides effective urgent-care services when life turns an unexpected corner. This is when you’ll need prompt medical care and support. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can book online or call the clinic today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Hiwet Clinic Primary Care provides urgent care services to treat minor medical concerns the same day or as soon as possible. 

Urgent care refers to immediate and efficient medical care for health problems that require prompt medical attention but aren’t considered life-threatening, limb-threatening, critical, or serious enough for a visit to an emergency room.

What are the most common reasons for urgent-care visits?

The most common reasons people visit the urgent-care clinic include things like the common cold, a sprained ankle, strep throat, and a urinary tract infection.

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can happen in any part of your urinary system. If you have a UTI, you might experience a frequent urge to urinate and a burning sensation during urination.

Sprained ankle

Ankle sprains commonly occur when you twist or turn your ankle in a way that can tear or stretch ligaments. Most ankle sprains are injuries that happen to any of the three ligaments on the outside of your ankle.

Common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract that can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, a low-grade fever, and a sore throat.

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can cause a fever, headache, rash, and a sore and scratchy throat.

How does an emergency room differ from an urgent-care center?

Emergency care clinics deal with life-threatening and critical conditions. For example, if you have chest pain or shortness of breath, and you’re concerned that it might be a heart attack, you should visit the emergency room as soon as you can. Emergency care is reserved for conditions warranting immediate medical attention.

A medical center like Hiwet Clinic Primary Care that offers urgent-care services treats acute illnesses and problems, such as allergies, strep throat, the flu, and minor injuries and lacerations. If you visit an urgent-care center and the health professionals believe your condition is more serious, you’ll be immediately redirected to an emergency room.

The practice provides same-day appointments and personalized care for various acute medical concerns. Urgent care gives you access to the same high standard of medical care with convenience and efficiency.

The clinic offers STD testing, immunizations, physicals, onsite lab work, and a wide spectrum of testing and screenings.

If an acute medical concern pops up out of nowhere, visit Hiwet Clinic Primary Care for prompt and reliable care.