What is Acute Care?
Acute care is where a patient receives short-term treatment for a severe illness or injury. An acute illness happens rapidly with often moderate to severe symptoms.
What are examples of acute care?
Some of the minor health conditions we can help with include abdominal pain, diverticulitis, cough, strep throat, influenza, asthma, sinusitis, headaches, UTIs (urinary tract infections), STI screenings, rashes, sprains and more.
Some acute care conditions may be life threatening and will require a visit to the ER (emergency room). If you believe your condition could be life-threatening, please call 911 and/or go to the ER.
What is the difference between acute care and chronic care?
Acute care is short-term care that can involve intense, focused medical treatment.
Chronic care is on-going long-term care that includes the management of various medical conditions that will allow the patient to live a normal, healthy life. This type of care is ongoing and focuses primarily on symptom management and relief.
We offer treatment and management for short term illnesses, including influenza, bronchitis, sinusitis, UTIs etc. This may require in clinic testing and prescription medications and at home remedies to treat the problem.