Pediatrics & Family Medicine located in Texas City, TX & Pasadena, TX
Do you have a medical emergency or an after-hours emergency? For comprehensive, compassionate care for emergencies or after hours, instead of waiting hours at the emergency room, come to NAG Clinics. NAG Clinics boasts after hours and urgent care facilities at their location in Texas City, Texas. Come any time Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm to any of our 3 locations.
After Hours Care Q & A
When should I seek out after-hours care? Centers that provide after-hours care or urgent care can treat those ailments and injuries that can’t wait until the morning, but don’t require a hospital visit. Examples of these include:
- Suspected urinary tract infections
- Persistent vomiting and diarrhea
- Muscle sprains
- Muscle strains and back pain
- Broken toes and fingers
- Bronchitis, colds, and other upper respiratory conditions
If you’ve been shot, are having chest pains, have suffered a major head injury, have lost consciousness, have a fever with a rash, or are generally experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the emergency room.
Why should I choose after-hours care over the emergency room?
First, a visit to the emergency room can cost thousands of dollars. For that expense, you often have to wait hours to be seen by a doctor. In contrast, when you visit after hours care, you’re usually seen in less than an hour. If you call ahead, you can usually book an appointment within that same amount of time. Also, after hours care is much less expensive than the emergency room.
Note that sometimes you should go to the emergency room, rather than urgent care, despite its benefits. An emergency room is better equipped to handle a life-threatening emergency.
What should I bring with me to an after-hours care clinic?
If you’re visiting an after-hours urgent care clinic, bring the following items with you:
- Your insurance card, if you have insurance
- A list of all the medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter drugs and vitamins and supplements
- A list of your allergies
Be prepared to describe your symptoms in detail. Resist the urge to downplay your pain. Your doctor can’t diagnose you accurately if they don’t know all the facts.
If you require after-hours care or urgent care, but you don’t want to go to the emergency room, stop into your nearest NAG Clinics location for swift and effective care. To book an appointment ahead of time, call or use the online booking tool.