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Take Care of a Visiting Relative

Urgent care services take the worry out of hosting holiday travelers

Having the family home for the holidays is supposed to be joyful and relaxing, but what do you do if someone gets sick or injured? Local urgent care centers like Prime Urgent Care are open to out-of-town patients and can provide immediate medical attention for visiting family members.

Holiday Health Hazards

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is a time for enjoying the company of family that you don’t see often during the rest of the year, but it’s also prime time for illnesses like the flu. If a family member is sick, chances are that at least one other person will come down with something before the holidays are over.

Injuries are another potential peril of the holidays. Accidents happen when groups of kids get rowdy or the weather outdoors becomes snowy and icy. Even working in the kitchen carries its share of risks as you try to balance chopping, cooking and serving. If something goes wrong, an urgent care center is your best bet for quick treatment.

What is Urgent Care?

Urgent care is an alternative to the emergency room when you or a loved one suffers an acute injury or illness that isn’t considered a critical situation. These centers see patients on a walk-in basis and are staffed by doctors and nurses just like a regular medical office. When one of your relatives needs attention right away, urgent care is much faster and cheaper than seeking treatment at a hospital.

Benefits of Urgent Care for Travelers

Going to an urgent care center to take care of a holiday health problem means:

• Your relatives don’t have to cut their trip short for something minor
• Nobody has to travel far for medical care or scramble to find a local doctor covered by insurance
• Anyone can get fast access to qualified medical professionals at reasonable prices
• There’s no waiting for appointments or lab tests

These are all clear advantages over a trip to the emergency room where you might spend hours just waiting to be seen by a nurse and several hours more before seeing a doctor.

The medical professionals at Prime Urgent Care understand the need for quality medical care for everyone, no matter where they’re visiting from. Whether Cousin Bobby comes down with the flu or Uncle Jack gets too creative with the outdoor Christmas lights, Prime Urgent Care has you and your family covered. Simply come in to our Pearland location, and you’ll receive quick, quality medical attention so that you can get your holiday celebrations back on track.

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