Acute Care

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Acute Care

About Acute Care

Acute care provides prompt treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, including colds, stomach bugs, and cuts requiring stitches. At Advance Telemedicine, based in Orange, Connecticut, the team of board-certified primary care providers offers acute care both in-person and via telemedicine. The team makes time for same- and next-day appointments, ensuring individuals receive immediate treatment. Call Advance Telemedicine to schedule an acute care appointment for yourself or your child, or book your visit online today. 

Acute Care Q&A

Are acute care and urgent care the same?

Yes. Acute care and urgent care are the same. They provide immediate treatment for non-life-threatening accidents and injuries. 

Visiting an urgent care provider instead of the emergency room saves you time and money. Since emergency rooms (ERs) see folks based on their level of need, you might have to wait hours to meet with a provider if someone’s sicker or more injured than you. 

What types of injuries and illnesses can benefit from acute care?

Schedule an acute care appointment at Advance Telemedicine if you or your child need treatment for:

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Ear infection
  • Pink eye
  • Influenza (the flu)
  • Colds
  • COVID-19
  • Strep throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Insect bites
  • Allergies
  • Minor burns
  • Cuts or lacerations needing stitches
  • Migraine

You might benefit from acute care if you’re involved in a minor car accident. Often, injuries take several days to appear. An acute care exam can identify problems like whiplash and keep them from worsening.

What happens during an acute care visit?

The Advance Telemedicine team offers acute care appointments in person and with telemedicine. Both approaches include many of the same steps.

First, your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Then, they complete a physical exam. 

For example, if you have a sore throat, they might check for redness and inflammation. If you have a sore ankle, they check your ankle joint for bruising and swelling and assess its range of motion.

Next, your provider orders diagnostic testing. Depending on your needs, they might recommend X-rays or a swab of your throat and send the sample to a nearby lab for analysis. After pinpointing the source of your discomfort, your provider develops a personalized care plan to help you feel better.

How do I prepare for a telemedicine acute care appointment?

When you schedule an acute care telemedicine appointment at Advance Telemedicine, the team sends you a secure link to their online telehealth platform. Sign in to the link and test your web camera, microphone, and internet connection.

Most acute injuries and illnesses can be managed online, but the team might ask you to visit the office in person if you need lab testing or diagnostic imaging.

Call Advance Telemedicine to schedule an acute care appointment, or book your visit online today.