Urgent Care Specialist

Beach Physicians Medical Group

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA

If you or your child has experienced an injury or illness that requires prompt medical attention but isn’t a life-threatening situation, make your way to Beach Physicians Medical Group in Huntington Beach, California for urgent care services. Bassil Aish, MD and Arnold J. Brender, MD lead a team of experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to improving and protecting your health. If you need urgent medical attention, call the office or simply walk in for a same-day appointment.

Urgent Care Q & A

Walk-Ins Welcome 8:00am - 10:00am

When should I go to urgent care?

Urgent care centers are designed and equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses and injuries that need prompt medical attention but aren’t life-threatening or severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.

For example, if you have an injury like a sprain or a cut that needs stitches, you should go to urgent care. Similarly, urgent care is likely the best option if you develop symptoms such as:

  • Fever without a rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Moderate flu symptoms
  • A sore throat
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Dehydration

However, some injuries and conditions that put your life at risk are better served in the emergency room, including chest pain, serious burns, and compound fractures.

If you aren’t sure whether you should go to urgent care or the emergency room, call the team at Beach Physicians Medical Group for advice.

What should I expect from urgent care?

Urgent care provides rapid treatment for walk-in patients and those with same-day appointments. At Beach Physicians Medical Group, the team has set aside extra time to treat urgent care cases from 8am until 10am every day.

You can come into the office at any time, but you may need to wait longer to see a physician later in the day. Whenever possible, call the office to let them know you’re coming in and provide details about your condition.

When you arrive, you complete some paperwork and provide your insurance information to register. Your doctor will see you as quickly as possible. You may need to wait briefly, but your wait at Beach Physicians Medical Group will be significantly shorter than what you might face at an emergency room.

You can expect your doctor to ask about your symptoms or injury, check your vital signs, and in some cases, order additional testing such as blood tests or X-rays. Once they’ve confirmed your diagnosis, they provide appropriate treatment.

What is the difference between urgent care and the emergency room?

While both urgent care facilities and emergency rooms are equipped to treat medical emergencies, emergency rooms have the expertise and equipment to deal with life-threatening conditions like heart attack, stroke, and severe injuries.

Urgent care centers like Beach Physicians Medical Group are designed to take care of patients who need prompt medical attention for non-life-threatening conditions. You will be treated as a priority at an urgent care center, while patients whose lives are in imminent danger receive precedence at an emergency room.

Call Beach Physicians Medical Group to schedule a same-day appointment for your urgent care needs.