Immediate Care Centers
Our Immediate Care Centers provide exactly what their name implies: prompt medical treatment for injuries and illnesses that don't involve serious medical emergencies.
- Minor injuries, like sprains, cuts, burns, bee stings, sunburns, and foreign objects in the eye-and all of life's bumps, bruises, and pains that aren't lifethreatening but need prompt attention
- Minor illnesses and their symptoms, like cold and flu, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, fever, sore throat, ear ache, upset stomach, and allergies
We also offer:
- On-site diagnostics, including imaging and laboratory services, to expedite patient treatment
- Occupational medicine, including employer screenings and routine physical examinations
- Physical and occupational therapy, provided at our St. Simons Immediate Care Center only
Caring, Expert Medical Staff
Our Immediate Care Centers are staffed by physicians trained in urgent care, internal medicine and family medicine. They are supported by nurses, imaging technologists, and medical assistants who pride themselves on providing efficient, personable service-which goes a long way when you're under the weather.
When Should I Visit an Immediate Care Center?
In many cases, our Immediate Care Centers are faster and less expensive than an emergency room. It's important to know when they're most appropriate, and when you truly need emergency care.
If, however, you (or a family member) experience any of the following symptoms, you should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911:
- Chest pain
- Stroke symptoms, like weakness on one side of your body, difficulty speaking and understanding, and loss of consciousness
- Sudden, severe abdominal pain
- High fever in an infant (101º or higher in a baby under 3 months)
- Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Severe allergic reaction
- Dislocation of shoulder, hip, or knee
- Persistent or severe bleeding