Urgent Care

Afato Medical Corporation -  - Primary Care Provider

Afato Medical Corporation

Primary Care Providers & Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Yuba City, CA

If you’ve suffered a non-life-threatening injury or are sick and need immediate care, visit the urgent care clinic at Afato Medical Corporation in Yuba City, California. Fa'afouina Afato, MD, and the team provide quick and effective care for your injury or condition without a long wait. Call the office or book an urgent care appointment online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What types of issues are appropriate for an urgent care clinic?

An urgent care issue is one that can’t wait days or weeks for a health care provider’s attention but isn’t life-threatening. Examples of urgent care conditions include:

  • A sore throat and fever
  • Mild-to-moderate asthma
  • Cuts that might need stitches but aren’t bleeding a lot
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration
  • Sprains or strains
  • Small broken bones, such as the fingers
  • Flare-ups of chronic illnesses

Other examples of health concerns appropriate for urgent care are a swollen ankle acquired after tripping off a curb, a suspected attack of the flu, or a skin infection.

Certain life-threatening emergencies cannot be effectively treated in an urgent care clinic. These include suspected heart attack or stroke, gunshot or deep knife wounds, suicidal feelings, moderate-to-severe burns, seizures, and loss of consciousness, or compound fractures. 

Make your way to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 to address these severe medical concerns. Emergency rooms are equipped for dealing with the most complex and immediate medical needs.

What are the benefits of an urgent care clinic?

An urgent care clinic can offer immediate attention to a pressing medical need that is not life-threatening. Afato Medical Corporation is open on weekdays, Saturdays, and holidays to serve you. You don’t have to be a regular patient of the practice to receive care either.

Urgent care provides an alternative to hospital emergency rooms with long wait times and crowded reception areas. Urgent care fills a gap between your family physician and the hospital. 

At Afato Medical Corporation, you’re greeted when you come in with a health issue and are treated with respect. Your treatment is customized to your needs. Urgent care treatment also comes at a lower cost than care in a hospital emergency room.

What information will I need to provide for urgent care?

Bring a copy of your insurance card, a list of your medications, and details about any allergies you have. You’ll be asked about your immediate health situation and any relevant health history about the issue for which you’re being treated.

For quick, convenient health care for urgent issues, call Afato Medical Corporation or book an appointment online.