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Strep throat can make you feel lousy! It is even worse when it occurs as consistently as the changing seasons. Whether you have received a positive strep throat diagnosis or are experiencing strep throat symptoms, such as sore throat and swollen tonsils, we can help at AFC Urgent Care Wichita!
Yes! Urgent care clinics are a great place to go if you are dealing with strep throat for multiple reasons. Not only are urgent care clinics a less expensive option than the emergency room, but they also provide timely care with same-day, walk-in appointments. Moreover, urgent care clinics will not leave you waiting for hours on end in the waiting room, as most patients are able to see a doctor within 30 minutes of arriving at an urgent care clinic. Whereas emergency rooms are obligated to prioritize patients according to how severe their condition is since they are the only medical facility equipped to handle life-threatening medical emergencies, urgent care clinics operate on a first-come, first-served basis, which makes for a much more streamlined experience.
Without insurance, a strep throat test can cost anywhere from $10 to $60, depending on the clinic location. However, if you have medical insurance, your plan should cover any rapid strep test. As for us at AFC Urgent Care Wichita, we are happy to accept most major health insurance providers! If you would like more information on our prices for strep throat tests, insurance policies, or payment options, please feel free to give us a call at (316) 440-2712. One of our friendly administrative staff members would be happy to answer any of your questions!
You bet! One of the great benefits of urgent care clinics is that they accept walk-in appointments. Whether you are dealing with strep throat, an injury, unexplained pain, require a physical exam, vaccination, or need blood work, an urgent care clinic can provide expert medical care. At AFC Urgent Care Wichita, we have board-certified physicians, expert nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants who are all expertly trained and educated with years of experience to help you with any strep throat symptoms you are experiencing.
They do! Not only do urgent care clinics provide testing for strep throat, but they can also offer first-rate treatment. Since strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria known as A Streptococcus (group A strep), it is treated with antibiotics. The specific antibiotic the urgent care doctor will likely prescribe is either Amoxycillin or penicillin unless you are allergic to those antibiotics, in which case they may prescribe azithromycin. It is important to get tested for strep throat if you have symptoms, as antibiotics are ineffective for any viral throat infection. Our board-certified physicians at AFC Urgent Care can evaluate your symptoms, order lab tests, and prescribe any necessary treatment if you think you have strep throat! If you have recurring and severe strep throat infections on a regular basis, we can also refer you to an ear, nose, and throat surgeon and discuss the possibility of having a procedure done to remove your tonsils.
We welcome you to come to AFC Urgent Care Wichita for exceptional strep throat treatment! For a walk-in appointment, come to 3161 N Rock Road, Suite A, in Wichita, Kansas, anytime between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday or 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Sunday.
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.