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Sometimes an emergency isn’t serious, but it’s still urgent and still an emergency. During these minor emergencies, although it isn’t vital to get care quickly, it’s still important, so you should get minor emergency care. We provide this here at AFC Urgent Care, and you can count on us 7 days a week, after work and school hours and over the weekend. We accept patients of any age, and you can come see us on a walk-in basis too! Come to us for minor emergency care in Wichita, KS.
The fundamental difference is this: The ER (emergency room) is for major emergencies, and urgent care clinics are for minor emergencies. A major emergency is any emergency that is life-threatening, or that you believe could be life-threatening. A minor emergency is any non-life-threatening emergency.
The ER can handle minor emergencies, but only after taking care of major emergencies first. This means that if you go to the ER for a minor emergency, you’ll have to wait for service. However, if you go to an urgent care clinic instead for the minor emergency, you won’t have to wait long, as the clinic takes patients on a walk-in basis. Also, an urgent care clinic is the best place to go for care for chronic conditions, and for whenever your primary care physician isn’t available anytime soon.
Any kind of minor emergency care service or general healthcare service is provided at urgent care. This means you can go there for immunizations, occupational health, STD testing, treatment for common infections, care for minor injuries, chronic condition care, treatment for mild illnesses, and more.
Many of the services provided are the same ones your primary care physician provides, like physical exams, but with urgent care, these services are offered on a walk-in basis. This is especially convenient during minor emergencies like minor fractured bones or pre-employment physical exams!
With urgent care, you and anyone else in your family are welcome. You can bring in your children or elderly parents for care during any minor emergency or non-emergency.
If you’re planning on going to urgent care, then there are a few steps you can take to make sure your appointment goes smoothly:
After an appointment with us here at AFC Urgent Care, we can send test and treatment results to your primary care physician if you would like us to. We recommend this, but it isn’t required.
Would you like to come in for an appointment with us here at AFC Urgent Care? You can either call us at (316) 440-2712 to book an appointment, or just come visit us without booking! Our clinic is located over at 3161 N. Rock Road, Suite A Wichita, Kansas, 67226, and we have directions over on our Directions page. We’re available to you and your family 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm.
We look forward to your visit with us soon here at AFC Urgent Care!
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.