When you or your child has a burn, a scrape, a sprain, or some other urgent problem, fast care is crucial. At Sterling Medical Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the expert medical care providers offer fast service and emergency service for all your urgent care needs. Book your appointment using the online scheduler or by phone today.
Urgent Care Q & A
What type of conditions require urgent care?
Sterling Medical Center treats patients for urgent care needs of all kinds. Some of the most common reasons that you or your child might need urgent care include:
- Sprains and strains that require splinting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Skin rashes
- Back pain
- Abdominal pain
- Asthma attacks
Many other problems can require urgent care, too. If you're not certain whether you should seek urgent care, just get in touch with a member of the Sterling Medical Center team for advice and support.
What kind of treatment will I get in an emergency?
If you have an emergency situation like a burn, a sprain, or something else, the Sterling Medical Center team will start with an immediate diagnosis. Depending on the situation, this may involve a detailed skin exam, X-ray imaging, or other tests.
Next, your care provider at Sterling Medical Center performs immediate treatment such as cleaning and dressing your wound or splinting an injured limb, or administering breathing treatment for asthma.
Depending on your needs, your care provider may prescribe medication like antibiotics, antivirals, pain medicine, or some other kind of medicine that you'll use in the days ahead.
After treatment, your care provider typically recommends a follow-up appointment sometime in the next week. If you need specialist care, for example, if you have a fractured arm, your care provider at Sterling Medical Center can stabilize your injury by splinting it and then refer you to a local specialist who can help right away.
How long will I have to wait for urgent care?
Not very long at all. When you need emergency services, one of the expert care providers at Sterling Medical Center will see you promptly. Urgent care needs always get fast service!
If possible, call the office to let the team know that you’re on the way with an urgent care need. This allows a member of the Sterling Medical Center staff the chance to fit you in to see a care provider right away.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, seek emergency care at a local hospital emergency room right away.
When you need urgent care from an experienced team who always puts you first, Sterling Medical Center is the place to call. You can also book an appointment anytime using the online scheduler.