420 Lowell Drive, Suite 105
Huntsville, AL 35801


Urgent Care

Nothing can be more nightmarish than crying in pain with a rapidly swelling ankle on a Monday morning. The minute you face this situation, the question pops right up. Where to go, the Emergency Department or Urgent Care? Believe it or not, you are not the only one in this predicament; many have wondered which option is better. Although IM Clinic has been offering Urgent Care for years, many people still are confused about when to use it.

Here are a few differences between Emergency Departments and Urgent Care clinics:

Upon encountering life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack or severe head trauma, a trip to the emergency department, often known as the emergency room (ER), is necessary. Whereas any sickness or injury that does not appear to be life-threatening but cannot wait until the next day should be treated at an urgent care center.

To further elaborate, sometimes you catch the flu or have strep throat, can’t get rid of a cold, and need to visit a doctor right away. Many people have found themselves in a similar situation, seeking medical attention and finding that their primary care physician would not be able to see them for many weeks. In such cases, while the medical issue is not life-threatening, if left ignored, it will only become worse. So, if your health condition isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room or hospital, urgent care can help out.

Most people will wait until the pain is far worse than it needs to be before seeking professional treatment unless the symptoms or signs of disease are apparent. While minor aches and pains can go away with rest and over-the-counter medications, skilled medical attention will speed up the healing process for many conditions. As an urgent care center, we at IM Clinic, offer the patients the treatment they seek.

Practicing Expertise:

We all comprehend the fact that emergencies occur unannounced. The contrast between dealing with a crisis in a hospital and dealing with one with an urgent care physician is substantial. Patients are treated by a team of professionals who are prepared to manage a wide range of ailments and urgent concerns as when it comes to quick medical attention, more people in our clinic are finding how convenient and affordable urgent care facilities can be. Being less expensive, speedier than an emergency room, and more convenient than general care, the need for urgent care is ever increasing.

It doesn’t matter if you have the flu or if you have a broken finger when you come in. Our board-certified medical experts provide compassionate and efficient treatment because, at IM Clinic Urgent Care, we can cure your medical condition and give on-the-spot medical help and advice.