Urgent Care Specialist

Harmony Clinics

Family Practice located in Wichita Falls, TX

When you have a health care need that requires immediate treatment, urgent care offers same-day attention without having to wait for an appointment. Micheal Moisant, DO, and the team at Harmony Clinics, in Wichita Falls, Texas, offer fast, efficient urgent care for conditions that need timely care but are not life-threatening. For an appointment, call, walk-in, or schedule online.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care offers evaluation and treatment for acute, chronic, and minor conditions that need same-day care but are not life-threatening or emergent. Urgent care doesn't require an appointment, and the wait is usually much shorter than a typical emergency room visit. 

During an urgent care visit, your provider focuses their attention on treating the problem that brought you to the office. For physicals or other non-urgent health care needs, it is best to schedule an appointment.  

Urgent care is not for potentially life-threatening conditions. If you have a life-threatening emergency, such as sudden chest pain or stroke symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or call 911 for immediate care. 

 

When is urgent care appropriate?

When you have a condition that needs same-day care but is not emergent, urgent care is appropriate. Conditions Harmony Clinics regularly treats as urgent care include: 

  • Insect bite
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Ear pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Asthma flare-up or attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Foreign bodies or splinters
  • Conjunctivitis or pink eye
  • Minor burns or cuts
  • Sports injuriesBroken bones or strained muscles
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • High or low blood sugar
  • Back pain
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Stomach pain

If you miss work or school because of your illness, your urgent care provider can give you official documentation to use as an excuse. 

What happens during an urgent care visit? 

During an urgent care visit at Harmony Clinics, assessment, and treatment focus on the reason that brought you to the office. Your provider:

  • Evaluates your problem or concern
  • Orders diagnostic testing
  • Provides treatments
  • Prescribes medications, if needed
  • Schedules your follow-up visits
  • Writes a work or school excuse

Typically, urgent care visits to Harmony Clinics last between 30minutes to an hour from the time you walk in until the time you walk out. You receive fast, quality evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, so you get back to work or home and on your way to feeling better. 

 

When should I go to the emergency room?

Urgent care can help you avoid long waits in the emergency room when your condition is not life-threatening or severe. The emergency room is the best place for care if you have: 

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden onset chest pain
  • Major trauma or injury
  • Severe burns 
  • Severe, uncontrolled bleeding
  • Suspected concussion or head injury
  • Change in mental status
  • High fever, headache, and stiff neck
  • Sudden change in your ability to speak, see or move

If your urgent care provider determines you need emergent care, the team at Harmony Clinics helps to coordinate your health care so that you get the treatment you need. 

For quality urgent care, call, walk-in, or schedule a same-day appointment online with Harmony Clinics.