When to Seek Urgent Care for Burns

Minor burns are a common household injury. Everyone gets a minor burn from cooking or other regular tasks at some point. Minor burns are first-degree burns with reddish, blistered skin that usually heal on their own in a few days. However, complications can occur that necessitate prompt medical attention. Also, severe burns do require urgent…

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When Do I Need Urgent Care?

Even though we’ve been struggling with rapidly changing health care availability, particularly for the past two years, we all still need to know what to do if we’re hurt or sick, and it has nothing to do with the pandemic. People still get sick and injured every day, and it can be confusing to figure…

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Avoiding Emergency Room Overload with Urgent Care

While the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to show signs of impending decline in some areas, it’s a fact that many emergency departments and hospitals are staggering under the weight of dramatically increased demand. As patients with concerning COVID-19 symptoms report to emergency rooms, it’s not always easy to get rapid treatment for other situations. In…

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Does That Cut Need Medical Attention?

It is a fact of life that we experience scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises. Sometimes accidents become serious, like when you cut yourself with a knife or other sharp object. When a sharp object slices through your skin, it is called a laceration. Many times, these injuries can be treated at home, but sometimes it…

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The Emergency Rooms are Overflowing Again! Urgent Care Can Help!

If you need care near the South Loop of Chicago, urgent care may provide help much faster than an emergency room – and it could be safer, also. Many hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients again and waiting for care can take hours. In addition, waiting with so much exposure to other people could…

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Take Care of Your Health this Winter

The holiday period is a time for banishing the winter blues. Residents of Chicago take pride in decorating their homes, workplaces and public spaces to the delight of friends, family and visitors. Many will have missed out on visiting with loved ones recently, as travel restrictions and social distancing measures have taken their toll. Undoubtedly,…

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Urgent Care Without the ER?

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s common knowledge that hospitals are overrun with patients. Long waiting room waits are reported across the US. So, what do you do when you need emergent medical care without winding up in an overcrowded ER? Look no further than Clear Wellness for your urgent care needs. A Wellness Clinic…

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The Benefits of Urgent Care Centers

As much as we try to avoid them, sudden medical needs arise from time to time. If your condition is not serious enough for the emergency room, and your regular healthcare provider is unable to see you the same day, sometimes it can seem that reliable healthcare for unexpected situations is difficult to find. This…

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care: Where Should You Go?

There was a time when the emergency room was our only option for care outside of our primary care provider’s clinic. If it was after hours or if they didn’t have an appointment and the matter was more urgent, you headed to the closest ER. However, we now have urgent care clinics that can treat…

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Foot Fractures

Injury to the foot can occur at any time and determining whether it is a mild or serious injury can be tricky. When you have an injury to your foot with serious pain or discomfort, it is best to seek medical attention to identify the extent of the injury. Since the severity of a broken…

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