Urgent Care Specialist

International Medical Clinics (IMC)

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA

In the event of an accident or unexpected injury that requires immediate attention, urgent care services provide quick access to quality medical care. In Atlanta, the International Medical Clinics (IMC) is open late and on weekends to accommodate the urgent care needs of every member of the family. For urgent care, call the office today or schedule a same-day appointment online.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a service offered by IMC that provides evaluation and treatment for conditions that need same-day care but are not life-threatening or emergent. 

Urgent care doesn't require an appointment, and your attention focuses on treating the specific problem that causes you to seek care that day. 

Urgent care is not for potentially life-threatening conditions, such as heart attack or stroke symptoms. If you have a life-threatening emergency, you should go to the emergency room, or call 911 for immediate care. 

IMC offers urgent care services to men, women, and children of all ages, even if you don't use IMC as your primary care provider. 

When should I use urgent care services?

Urgent care is best for conditions that aren't life-threatening but can't wait until the next day, including: 

  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Asthma flare-up or attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Conjunctivitis or pink eye
  • Minor burns or cuts
  • Sports injuries
  • Broken bones or strained muscles
  • Fever, unless in a child younger than two months old
  • Insect bite
  • Skin rash
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Ear pain
  • Foreign bodies or splinters
  • Suture removal
  • Falls
  • Work injuries
  • Auto accidents

If you or your child needs to miss work or school due to illness, the IMC team provides treatment and doctors excuses, if applicable. 

What happens during an urgent care visit? 

During your urgent care visit, assessment and treatment focus the complaint that inspired your visit and includes:

  • Evaluates your symptoms or concerns
  • Orders diagnostic testing
  • Provides treatments, such as splinting, stitches, or breathing treatments
  • Prescribes medications, if needed
  • Schedules follow-up visits
  • Writes work or school excuse

IMC offers X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, lab testing, and EKG. They also have access to off-site CT, if needed. 

When should I go to the emergency room?

When appropriate, urgent care helps you avoid long waits in the emergency room. However, the emergency room is the best place if you or your family member is having: 

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Major trauma or injury
  • Change in mental status
  • Sudden onset chest pain
  • Severe, uncontrolled bleeding
  • Suspected concussion or head injury
  • High fever, headache, and stiff neck
  • Sudden change in your ability to speak, see, or move

If your infant is younger than two months old and has a rectal fever of 100.4ºF or more, you should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. In all but these cases, urgent care at IMC provides quick, convenient, and efficient treatment for you and your family. 

For quality urgent care, call, walk in, or schedule a same-day appointment online with IMC.