The types of injuries and conditions for which you can get treatment in one of our state-of-the-art procedure rooms include — but are not limited to — the following:
- Deep lacerations
- Ingrown toenails
- Abscesses and boils
- Cuts to lips
- Finger and toe injuries
- Blood under a nail
Emergency rooms always seem to be clogged with patients enduring long waits to be treated for relatively minor injuries. There’s no need to wait in an ER when you need bug bite relief or an ingrown toenail removal procedure.
Urgent Care vs ER For Treating Wounds
About 43 million patients per year visit hospital emergency departments for injuries or poisonings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the average wait times for seeing a provider could be close to an hour. The typical patient at an urgent care facility will wait less than 20 minutes.
AAYU is conveniently located in the heart of the Lakeview community, easily accessible by foot, car or public transportation. Parking next door is free, and we are open every day.
In addition to all of those conveniences, a patient can expect a trip to an immediate care facility to result in a lower bill than at an ER. A study that examined the cost of care for three common ailments — pharyngitis, urinary tract infection and ear infections — found that the average urgent care cost was $155, compared with $570 when treated in a hospital emergency department.
Plus, we accept the same major insurance plans.
Treating wounds with patient comfort in mind takes compassion. For a laceration, we’ll clean, prepare and close the wound, and apply wound dressing to prevent infection. If an injury already has been infected, wound infection treatment might include prescribing an antibiotic. Our procedures are not limited to caring for unexpected injuries; we’ll even treat the ingrown toenail that has been annoying you.
If a wound jeopardizes your life, a limb or your vision, seek treatment immediately at an emergency room. AAYU Clinics excels at treating patients of all ages for less serious wounds.
See How AAYU Clinics Exceeds Expectations
At AAYU Clinics, we want you to be a picture of good health, and we’ll work to get you to that state should you suffer a wound. Our urgent care professionals have the training, expertise and advanced diagnostic and treatment tools needed to provide wound care treatment and more. We accept most insurances, treat most patients within one hour, and we always provide compassionate, professional care.
No appointment is necessary for urgent care, but you can schedule an appointment if you have a note from your doctor requesting a blood test or X-ray. See our hours and locations or call 773-227-3669 today to make an appointment.