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Difference Between Primary Care & Urgent Care

What Is Primary Care?

Primary care is continuing care that covers a broad scope of health areas on an ongoing basis. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of healthcare settings. Primary care is performed and managed by a personal physician often collaborating with other health professionals.

Below are just some of the conditions we can address with our primary care services at WTMF:

  • Colds, coughs, flu, and flu-related symptoms
  • Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea / diarrhea
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Preventive care, including physical exams
  • Immunizations for children, adults and travel

What Is Urgent Care?

Urgent care is treatment for a condition that requires prompt attention, but does not pose an immediate, serious health threat.

In addition to the services listed above, the following list of services are just some of the urgent care services we provide at our Fremont facility:

  • Minor surgery
  • Minor Orthopaedic care
  • Treatment of minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises
  • Urgent health services
  • Care for job-related illness and injury, as well as other occupational health needs (Well for Work Program)
  • On-site X-ray and laboratory services
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