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9 Tips on Making a Trip to Urgent Care Great

By: Teresaal Dridge
Category : Health and Medical
September 28, 2018

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No one wants to be sick or have an injury, and a parent doesn’t want to see their child ill enough to need a visit to a children’s urgent care clinic! Sometimes life and our bodies make it necessary to seek medical treatment. Central Jersey Urgent Care in Somerset wants each of our patients to have a good experience while in our clinic, so we put together this list of things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your time with the provider.

Know Your Medical History

Although most clinics are using electronic medical records, it doesn’t mean that they will have access to your full medical history or your child’s medical history. As a patient, you should always know what conditions you have, your previous surgeries, any medications you are allergic to, and also the list of the current medications you are taking. If you can’t remember those items, make a list to keep in your purse or wallet.

Be Honest

Your doctor or medical provider may ask questions that you find embarrassing or invasive. We promise the questions are important; we wouldn’t ask them otherwise. So, it is important that you are honest in your answers, as getting the proper care could depend on it.

Ask Questions

Health care providers deal with medical problems and medical terminology every day, all day, and although we all try to speak to patients using common terms, it happens that we forget what is common. If you don’t understand a diagnosis, your care instructions, or any other portion of the visit, please ask questions. If you are visiting a children’s urgent care clinic because your child has an illness or injury, it is okay to let your child ask questions. Children find things a lot less scary when they know what is going on.

Follow Instructions

As a final note, after your physician assesses the symptoms, does the exam, and makes a diagnosis. He or she will create a treatment plan. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of the play whether it includes medications, a different diet, or even just extra rest. Your doctor is not arbitrarily assigning rules, following the treatment plan is the best way for you to get back to your normal healthy self. It is also important to finish your medication regimen with the correct dosages, especially if you are taking antibiotics.