Urgent Care Clinic (serving Pearland, TXMissouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX )

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(713) 340-3111

Urinary Tract Infection(UTI): Everything You Need to Know

If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) each year, then you know just how unpleasant this infection can be. Do you know that UTIs are the fifth most prevalent health-associated infection in the U.S. and account for over 9.5% of infections reported by hospitals? (1). UTIs can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to debilitating, and if left untreated, they can even lead to more serious health problems. Approximately 10 in 25 women and 3 in 25 men experience UTI symptoms during their lifetime (2). UTIs can cause a burning sensation when you urinate, pelvic pain, and even fatigue.

If you are experiencing the irritating symptoms of a UTI, you don’t need to wait for an appointment with your primary care provider. Just schedule an appointment online with Prime Urgent Care. Just walk-in for on-demand healthcare from our medical staff who will diagnose and provide a treatment plan.


Do urgent care centers effectively treat UTI’s? An urgent care center can and do effectively treat a UTI infection. Through urine analysis and urine culture the bacteria causing the infection can be identified.
Is it best to get a UTI treated at my primary care provider? Primary care providers are well-equipped to diagnose and treat UTIs but they require an appointment which can take several days before treatment can begin. You can get treated immediately at an urgent care center.
Do I need insurance for UTI treatment at an Urgent Care Clinic Most urgent care clinics will accept insurance for UTI treatment. Prime Urgent Care accepts patients with and without insurance and offers very competitive self pay rates.

Our Pricing

Prime Urgent Care offers affordable and accurate UTI testing. Our prices for various examinations are given below.

Treatment Total Price
Provider Visit Examination $100
Provider Visit Examination + In-House Urine Analysis $110
Provider Visit Examination + In-House Urine Analysis + Urine Culture Sent To Lab $130

Facts About Urinary Tract Infections

  • A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in your urinary system – Most UTIs are caused by bacteria and happen in the lower urinary tract and not the upper urinary tract. The most common symptom is a burning sensation when you urinate. 
  • Infection occurs when bacteria enter the urinary system through the urethra and multiply in the urinary tract – These bacteria can move from the anus to the urethra and up into the urinary tract and your kidneys, causing a kidney infection and leading to kidney diseases.
  • The major causes or risk factors of UTI are as follows:
    1. Kidney stones -. Kidney stones are small, block the flow of urine, and trap bacteria in the urinary tract.
    2. Age – Urinary tract infections are more common because the aging process can cause changes in urinary anatomy that make it more difficult to empty the bladder completely.
    3. Recurrent urinary tract infections or a previous UTI infection – This is because the bacteria can stick to the walls of the urinary tract, making it difficult for your body to flush them out. Recurrent UTIs make you more vulnerable to infection.


  1. Pain or burning sensation while urinating – Drinking plenty of fluids and emptying your bladder can help relieve it.
  2. Recurrent urination – This is mainly due to reinfection caused by the same pathogen.
  3. Feeling the need to urinate in spite of an empty bladder – This feeling, known as urinary urgency, can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. It is also a sign of bladder infections and other digestive and kidney diseases.

Prime Urgent Care - Immediate UTI Treatments

If you think you have a UTI and would like to get it checked out, you can just walk-in into a Prime Urgent Care center for an immediate exam, testing, and a treatment plan by a friendly, qualified healthcare professional. Our board-certified providers are trained to recognize and treat urinary tract infections as it’s a common reason why people visit Prime Urgent Care centers.

The first step in the treatment process is a physical examination to better understand your current condition and symptoms.

The next step is performing an on-site urinalysis test which takes about 10 minutes and is the best method of diagnosis. Too many white blood cells in urine is an indicator of a urinary tract infection. In some cases, a urine culture may be collected and sent to an outside lab for further testing.

If a UTI is present, the final step is establishing a treatment plan to get you feeling better quickly. This will involve prescribing medication(s) and providing recommendations on relieving symptoms. 

The total cost of a visit to Prime Urgent Care is usually around $110, which includes the provider visit/examination and in-house urinalysis, and urine culture sent to the lab. In some cases, a urine culture might be sent to a lab for further testing if deemed necessary, and the cost of the visit would be around $130.

How to Manage UTI Symptoms at Home

  • Drink 6–8, 8-ounce glasses of water per day to flush out bacteria and other impurities from the urinary system.
  • Empty the bladder fully while you urinate, as it helps to flush out any bacteria that may be present in the urinary tract. It also prevents the risk of bladder infection.
  • Urinate after sexual intercourse to flush out any bacteria that may have been introduced during intercourse and reduces the risk of urinary tract infection development.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and cotton underwear as it allows your skin to breathe and helps to keep your genital area dry.
  • Keep the genital area clean, as urinary tract infections are more likely to occur when the urinary tract is not clean.
  • Avoid the use of perfumed products on the genitals as the fragrances in them can disrupt the healthy balance of bacteria in the urinary tract, and the chemicals can irritate the sensitive skin in the area.
  • Have a 3-day course of antibiotics if an infection develops to clear the infection and reduce the risk of complications. 
  • Don’t drink fluids that cause bladder irritation, like alcohol or caffeine, as they promote urination. This can lead to dehydration, and it also means that the urinary tract isn’t flushed as often as it should be.
  • Take cranberry juice can also help treat urinary tract infections as the active ingredient in cranberries is thought to help prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract.

Prime Urgent Care is open 7 days a week to treat UTIs or other non-life-threatening, non-chronic medical conditions that need immediate treatment. We offer on-line check-in, accept most insurance plans, and offer some of the lowest self pay rates in Houston. To schedule an appointment, visit https://primeuc.com/ or call (713) 340-3111.

Pearland, TX

2510 Smith Ranch Rd #102, Pearland, TX 77584
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Missouri City, TX

8035 Highway 6 #170, Missouri City, TX 77459
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Sugar Land, TX

20022 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
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