Walk-In Care At Genesis Medica
For Non-Life-Threatening Health Needs
If you or a loved one experiences a sudden health issue that can’t wait until we can schedule a visit, call and set up same-day, walk-in care at your closest Genesis Medica office. Walk-in care is to take care of health needs that are not life-threatening, but could make you very uncomfortable if you had to wait for treatment. For less pressing needs, please use our online booking service to set up an appointment.
WHEN TO USE WALK-IN CARE
Walk-in care provides neither a full range of diagnostic services (such as X-rays), nor the treatment capabilities of an emergency room, but it’s good for issues such as:
- Asthma incidents, when mild to moderate
- Cuts that may need stitches, provided the bleeding is controllable
- Eye irritation or object lodged in the eye
- Flu symptoms
- Muscle tears
- Severe sore throat
- Skin rashes
- Sprains and strains
This is hardly a complete list. Please call with your needs and we’ll advise whether walk-in care is appropriate.
Walk-In Care vs. Emergency Room Visits
If your health need isn’t life-threatening, walk-in care offers important benefits versus heading to an emergency room. Those facilities are set up for patients with life-and-death needs. Consequently, you’ll have to wait to be seen until those with more serious conditions are taken care of. In addition, you’ll be exposed to any germs carried by others waiting there with you.
However, some needs do call for immediate emergency room care, such as:
- Broken bones that break the skin surface
- Pregnancy complications
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe chest pain
- Significant breathing difficulties
- Stroke symptoms, such as sudden loss of vision, weakness, slurred speech, or numbness
- Suicidal or violent thoughts
- Suspected poisoning
- Uncontrolled bleeding
If you’re not sure whether you need emergency or walk-in care, please call us for guidance.
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Convenient Locations to Serve You
215 Sherman Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517
889 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
1427 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
1327 Meriden Rd
Wolcott, CT 06716
Toll free (888) 5-GENESIS (888) 543-6374