Over the last few months, numbers of RSV, flu, and COVID-19 have been rising across the country, leading many to go to visit their local ER for relief. However, the ER needs to remain as open as possible to treat true emergency cases in a timely fashion, especially since these illnesses can have serious symptoms. So if you need medical attention, but it isn’t an emergency, come see us at MercyOne Urgent Care. In addition to helping you manage these illnesses, we offer several ways for you to be seen while minimizing your interactions with other patients.

The first option is to register online, which is good for those who want to be seen by a provider, but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the waiting room with other patients. Additionally, if you’re worried about spreading your illness to others, or worried about catching something, this is a great choice. This way, you can book your check-in time online in advance, arrive at MercyOne Urgent Care, and already be in the queue, shortening your wait time.

The second option is to schedule a Virtual Care visit. If you’re feeling crummy, you might not want to leave your house, even to go to the urgent care. That’s no problem! With our Virtual Care, you can schedule a call with one of our providers through our website, and they can help diagnose you and prescribe treatments. Virtual Care can treat allergies, coughs, colds, COVID concerns, and more. This is a terrific option for those who don’t feel up to driving but do want to speak to a medical provider.

MercyOne Urgent Care is here to give you the care you need when you need it, and we strive to bring you the highest qualities of care and service so you can feel safe and secure when you visit us. In addition to flu vaccines and rapid testing, we also treat minor illnesses and injuries such as lacerations, sprains, strains, possible broken bones, and more. We’re also a part of MercyOne Health System’s wider network of care, so if you do need specialized care, or your symptoms are more serious than you expected, we can make sure you’re seen by the right people as soon as possible. If you need medical attention, but it isn’t an emergency, come see us at MercyOne Urgent Care. To learn more about us, or to register online, simply call us or visit our website.

Blog Sources

WHO Sees ‘Incredibly Low’ COVID, Flu Vaccination Rates as Cases Surge (usnews.com)
COVID-19 and flu cases are still rising. See where, mapped. (advisory.com)
Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update | CDC