Our Urgent Care Services
Some things can’t wait. PlatinumCare LA offers a full range of immediate care services for patients who need urgent care in Los Angeles, Playa Vista and West Hollywood, CA. We are providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for a broad array of urgent health needs. Visit one of our locations right away if you need urgent care in Los Angeles.
Urgent Care Q & A
What is urgent care?
Urgent care includes any medical care for conditions that are non-emergent – that is, conditions that are not life-threatening or otherwise do not require immediate, emergency medical attention. Urgent care bridges the gap between well visits with your primary care physician and emergency room visits for true medical emergencies.
What kinds of conditions and services are included in urgent care?
At PlatinumCare LA, we offer urgent care services and treatments for many medical conditions, including:
- Colds and flus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sprains and strains
- Sore throats
- Urinary tract infections
- Stomach ache
- Sports injuries
- Back and neck pain
- Allergic reactions
What is the advantage of urgent care over going to an emergency room?
Because emergency rooms are designed for the care of very serious or potentially life-threatening conditions like compound fractures, heart attacks, strokes and major trauma, the wait time for a non-emergent treatment can be extensive, which means you may wind up spending hours simply waiting to see a doctor or other healthcare professional. Urgent care offers much faster treatment without the high costs associated with emergency room care, and it also eliminates contact with serious contagious diseases that are often treated in a hospital setting.
Do I need to have an appointment for urgent care?
No, urgent care patients can come in without an appointment, making it a very convenient option. Patients can also call in advance to ensure the doctor and medical staff are prepared for their arrival so wait times can be further reduced.
Can I have urgent care even if I’m not a “regular” patient on PlatinumCare LA?
Yes. The doctors and medical staff at PlatinumCare LA offer urgent care services and treatments for any patient, not just those who have been treated previously by the practice.