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All Day Medical Care Clinic

Behavioral & Medical Specialists in Gaithersburg, Urbana, Columbia, Silver Spring, & Bethesda, MD

Have you or a loved one fallen ill or sustained an injury? Before taking off to the emergency room, consider urgent care at All Day Medical Care Clinic. The experienced providers offer urgent care at both their primary office in Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Urbana, Maryland, Columbia, Maryland, and their satellite office in Silver Spring, Maryland. If your condition is non-life threatening, urgent care is a perfect alternative to emergency care. It saves you a significant amount of time and money, and it spares you the headache of a crowded emergency room. Schedule your appointment over the phone or via the online booking tool. Or, just walk in to see a provider within 15 minutes.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care medicine is a health care service offered by All Day Medical Care Clinic for the immediate treatment of non-life threatening acute and chronic illnesses, infections, and wounds. 

Examples of conditions the practice can treat include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Back pain
  • Pink eye
  • Diarrhea 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Abscesses and wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Migraines
  • Infections
  • Mononucleosis 
  • Asthma attacks

You can also receive in-house tests and imaging at All Day Medical Care Clinic’s urgent care center. 

How are urgent care and emergency care different?

Urgent care addresses mild and moderate illnesses and injuries, whereas the emergency room is equipped to handle life-threatening situations, such as strokes, heart attacks, and traumatic injuries.

If you can, it’s much better to go to urgent care instead of the emergency room, in which you may wait 3-4 hours or longer to see a doctor and can leave patients with high costs after their visit.

In contrast, urgent care is affordable, and you usually see a provider within 15 minutes. Instead of waiting in an overcrowded, noisy, and uncomfortable emergency room, when you come to All Day Medical Care Clinic for urgent care, you enjoy your wait in a quiet, clean, and spacious waiting room.

When should I select the emergency room?

While urgent care is a time and money-saving option for many situations, sometimes, you really do need to go to the emergency room. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, rush them to the emergency room:

  • Severe chest pain, especially if it radiates to the jaw or arm
  • Paralysis
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Sudden loss of sight
  • Sudden difficulty understanding speech or speaking
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Uncontrolled vomiting
  • Rash accompanied by high fever
  • Severe burns
  • Bleeding while on blood thinners

Also, if you’ve just been in a car accident where the airbag deployed, you should seek emergency care.

If your child under four months of age develops a fever, take them directly to the emergency room.

Before you hop in the car and head to the emergency room, ask yourself if you need emergency care or urgent care. Save time, money, and a headache by visiting All Day Medical Care Clinic for urgent care. 

To see one of the various types of providers at the practice, schedule an appointment online or over the phone, or just walk in.