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Urgent Care And Walk-Ins

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Greenbelt, MD

Urgent care and walk-ins simplify the process of accessing medical care and testing when you need it most. At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mercy Eseme-Efobi, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, Clement Efobi, PMHNP, MSN, MPH, and their team offer urgent care services and walk-in visits all day, during the evenings, and on weekends. Call ahead for an appointment today, book a visit online, or walk in for care when you need it.

Urgent Care and Walk-Ins Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care centers offer walk-in care every day, along with some extended hours. It’s a type of medical care that is just a step below emergency care in terms of time sensitivity. 

While you should still go to the emergency room for heavy bleeding, head injuries, large broken bones, and other highly serious medical incidents that need immediate care, urgent care centers invite you in for less serious medical concerns that don’t threaten your life or limb. 

A few common reasons to make an urgent care visit instead of going to the emergency room are:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Fever
  • Minor lacerations and bruises
  • Minor bone fractures, like in your fingers or toes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Eye irritation
  • Mild to moderate breathing problems
  • Sore throat
  • Rashes

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care welcomes you for issues like these and has plenty of services at their fingertips to help you, including diagnostic lab testing and imaging tests. These services are available during the evening, on Saturdays, and on holidays. 

What are walk-ins?

Walk-ins are available in urgent care settings and don’t require an appointment. At any time when you have a medical concern, even if it can wait a day or two for an appointment, you can walk into Akachi Primary and Urgent Care to see a physician after a short time in the waiting room.

Walk-in visits are not scheduled and you don’t call ahead, so if multiple people are in the office at the same time, the team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care sees you in order of your arrival. They may reorder some walk-in visits if your medical need is particularly severe and time-sensitive. 

What are the benefits of urgent care and walk-ins?

Urgent care services and walk-in visits have several benefits to consider while comparing them to emergency room visits or typical medical appointments.

Further, urgent care visits have much lower wait times than emergency visits. Other benefits of urgent care and walk-in visits include:

  • Diagnostic testing in an on-site lab
  • Immediate answers to your questions
  • Specialist referrals if you need them
  • Lower costs than emergency room visits
  • Convenient evening, weekend, and holiday hours

If you’re not sure whether your medical concern needs an urgent care visit or an emergency room visit, you should keep in mind that urgent care is almost always the better option. You should go to the emergency room when there is no question of whether your concern is an emergency. 

To find out more about the convenience of urgent care and walk-ins, schedule a visit online or call Akachi Primary and Urgent Care for an appointment now.