If you or a loved one has a minor wound, we can easily take care of it here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs. Even if the wound is a diabetic wound, so long as it’s non-life-threatening, we can help. And since we’re an urgent care clinic, an appointment isn’t necessary with us. Come see us today for a wound care specialist in Boiling Springs, SC.
Does urgent care treat wounds?
Yes, urgent care can easily treat wounds so long as they’re not life-threatening, but if a wound is or could be life-threatening, it’s absolutely necessary to go to the ER (emergency room). For instance, a wound like an avulsion is life-threatening, but a wound like an abrasion typically isn’t. To help you understand all this better, here’s a list of the different types of wounds and who can treat them:
- Abrasions – These are scrapes, like road rash, and urgent care can treat common abrasions
- Lacerations – These are deeper cuts or minor tears in the skin, like a cut from a kitchen knife, and urgent care can treat lacerations that are bleeding controllably; however, only the ER can treat lacerations that are bleeding uncontrollably
- Punctures – Small holes in the skin, like one caused by a nail, and urgent care can treat minor punctures and provide a tetanus shot if necessary; only the ER can treat punctures that damage an organ, though
- Avulsions – Partial tearing away of skin and tissue caused by something like an auto accident; only the ER can treat avulsions
You could go to the ER for minor wounds, but it’s better to go to an urgent care clinic for these wounds because urgent care can treat minor wounds without any wait times, unlike the ER. Please remember, though, that you must go to the ER for major wounds like avulsions, as only the ER is properly equipped to treat major wounds.
What does a wound care clinic do?
AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs is an urgent care clinic and a wound care clinic. Here we offer treatments for wounds, like bandages for scrapes, stitches for cuts, tetanus shots for certain punctures, and other treatments. We can also provide pain relief meds if necessary. You can come see us for any type of wound, so long as the wound is minor.
Also, our clinic can handle wounds in diabetic patients so long as the wounds are minor and not infected. However, it’s really important to be careful with diabetic wounds, as they may be life-threatening even if they don’t seem to be. It’s important to look at these wounds closely and make a careful decision about whether to go to urgent care or the ER. Generally, if the wound is bleeding controllably and not infected, if there’s no damage to an organ, and if the wound isn’t life-threatening in any other way, urgent care can take care of it.
What type of doctor does wound care?
The exact type of professional you should see for a wound is a wound care specialist. This kind of professional understands wounds very well and is especially qualified to treat them. You’ll find a wound care specialist at a clinic like ours.
Do you have a wound care specialist in Boiling Springs, SC?
Yes, we do! At AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs, you’ll find a wound care specialist who can easily take care of any minor wound. For wounds and any other injuries, you can just come see us right away for immediate care right on the spot; there’s no need to call us for an appointment. You’ll find our clinic over at 2746 Boiling Springs Rd Boiling Springs, SC 29316, and we’re available to you Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. You can call us at (864) 626-5291 if you have any questions for us.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs!