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Urgent Care

Virtual Urgent Care Services For Kansas Adults

When you’re sick or in pain, you shouldn’t need to leave home, much less wait for the next available appointment or sit for hours in an emergency room. Instead, you can connect with the experienced team at WellCare and get quick, convenient urgent care that day through a virtual telehealth visit. WellCare is based in Overland Park, Kansas, but offers urgent care visits to adults throughout the state. Call the office or use online booking to schedule a same-day telephone or online video conference.

Urgent Care Q & A

When should I seek urgent care?

You should seek urgent care for illnesses, chronic disease flare-ups, and minor injuries needing same-day medical attention. During your urgent care visit, your WellCare provider focuses on quickly diagnosing the problem and providing treatment that eases your symptoms and promotes healing.

What conditions are treated through urgent care?

WellCare frequently provides same-day urgent care for a wide range of pressing health problems. However, they frequently treat:

  • Coughs
  • Fevers
  • Allergies
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Colds and flu
  • Sore throats
  • Sinus infections
  • Back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Minor burns
  • Minor injuries
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

The WellCare team also treats depression and anxiety, conditions that may need an urgent care visit if you have severe symptoms.

When should I seek emergency care over urgent care?

The emergency room (ER) is staffed with specialists and equipped to provide a higher level of care than you can receive through an urgent care visit. You should go to the ER for the following conditions:

  • Fractures
  • Seizures
  • Electric shock
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heavy or uncontrolled bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Known or suspected poisoning
  • Known or suspected overdose
  • Fever with a stiff neck, neck pain, severe headache, or skin rash
  • Heart attacks (chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and jaw, back, or arm pain)
  • Strokes (difficulty speaking, drooping on one side of the face, weakness in one arm)
  • Severe allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swollen tongue and throat)

You should always call 911 for a life-threatening condition because the medical technicians can start treatment on the way to the ER and alert the hospital so they’re ready as soon as you arrive.

What happens during an urgent care appointment?

Your WellCare provider quickly assesses the urgency and severity of your condition to be sure you don’t need care from an ER physician. They also determine if you may need lab work to verify the underlying health problem.

After diagnosing the cause of your symptoms, they recommend treatment. They may give you self-care instructions, recommend dietary or activity modifications, or prescribe medications. Your provider prescribes all medicines except narcotic pain medications during your telehealth visit.

Call the WellCare office or use online booking to request an urgent care appointment and get the prompt medical care you need to feel better.