Urgent Care

Estero Healthcare

Family Medicine Clinic located in Fort Myers Beach, FL

There are times when you need more prompt medical care, without having to wait for an appointment, which is where the urgent care services at Estero Healthcare come in. The two clinic locations feature extended hours for patients in north and south Fort Myers Beach, Florida, allowing them to get the quality care they need — usually within minutes — without waiting for an appointment. If you have a medical issue that needs immediate attention, call or come in.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care falls somewhere between routine medical care with your primary care physician and a trip to the emergency room. There are times when you have a medical problem that isn’t severe or life-threatening, but it can’t wait for the next available appointment. If you or a loved one is in considerable discomfort or you suspect that you need early intervention to prevent the risk of a serious health problem, urgent care provides the services you need.

Staffed by physicians, the urgent care clinics at Estero Healthcare are designed to provide prompt medical service for every member of your family with only 15-minute on-average wait times.

It’s important to note that there are times when you should seek care at your nearest emergency room, including:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Open fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Severe bleeding
  • High fevers (especially in children)
  • Severe pain

The bottom line is that you should err on the side of caution and use your best judgment. If your medical problem isn’t life-threatening, the odds are the staff at Estero Healthcare can help.

What are the most common reasons to seek urgent care?

There are any number of reasons why you may need more prompt medical care, including:

  • Minor fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and burns
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Fever
  • Flus and colds
  • Sore throats and ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Eye infections

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it should give you an idea of the types of problems that the medical professionals at Estero Healthcare are equipped to handle quickly and expertly.

What urgent care services are provided?

The qualified staff at both Estero Healthcare urgent care clinics are led by physicians who have the experience and training necessary to resolve most common medical problems. To help in that regard, the clinics are each equipped with on-site X-ray and laboratories, allowing the health care professionals to quickly diagnose and treat a host of problems, from fractures and sprains to infections.

The treatments that the Estero Healthcare clinics offer depend upon the nature of your problem. If you have an infection, for example, they provide you with the necessary antibiotics. If you have a sprain or minor fracture, the staff can get you set up with wraps, splints, and casts.

If you want quality urgent care, call Estero Healthcare or simply come in during their hours of operation.