Time-Saving Urgent Care Services for Individuals & Families in Laredo, TX & Surrounding Communities
For prompt and professional non-emergency urgent care services in Laredo, Texas, turn to VitalMed Urgent Care. At our welcoming medical clinics, we diagnose and treat a vast array of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries for adults and children aged six months and older, allowing many of our patients to avoid an expensive, unpleasant and unnecessary trip to an emergency room. Many of our providers have ER training, so they know the drill. We value your time, and our goal is to get you in and out as quickly as possible while still providing the vital care you need and deserve.
When to Go to Urgent Care
Urgent care vs. an emergency room – which do you need? It’s not always obvious. As a general rule of thumb, we urge you to call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room if you experience chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrollable bleeding, intense abdominal pain, severe headache, sudden confusion or an inability to see, speak or walk.
On the other hand, a nagging but non-life-threatening illness or injury may also warrant immediate medical attention, even though it does not qualify as a true emergency. Of course, your primary care physician can help, but these medical professionals are generally available only by appointment during normal business hours. Illnesses and injuries don’t always follow a 9-to-5 schedule, and many simply can’t wait several days or weeks to be addressed. That’s where VitalMed comes in.
Illnesses & Injuries We Treat
In non-life-threatening situations, VitalMed can provide many of the same urgent care services as an ER, but with much less aggravation and expense. We’re available seven days a week during extended hours to treat:
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Fever, chills and body aches
- Sore throats and strep throat
- Sinus infections
- Earaches and ear infections
- Eye infections
- Coughs, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis and pneumonia
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal distress
- Skin rashes and other minor allergic reactions
- Urinary tract and bladder infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Cuts, scrapes and lacerations
- Minor burns
- Strains and sprains
- Minor bone fractures
- Animal bites and insect stings
Services VitalMed Does Not Provide
- Dental care
- Women’s health (referrals provided)
- Cardiac workup (referrals provided)
- Consultation of infants less than 6 months of age
- Travel immunizations
- CT scans or ultrasounds (referrals provided)
Receive the Care You Need to Get Well & Be Well – On Your Schedule
If you need medical attention right away for a non-life-threatening illness or injury, don’t hesitate – turn to VitalMed Urgent Care for the quick care you need. You can use our online registration system to check in ahead of time from home (or wherever else you might be), or simply walk-in when it’s most convenient for you. At our two office locations in Laredo, TX, our experienced and compassionate medical professionals are pleased to provide urgent health care on a walk-in basis. We also offer flu and tetanus shots, physicals and occupational health services.