When something’s not right but isn’t serious enough for the emergency room, it is important to find a resourceful and dedicated team of health professionals standing by to assist you. The urgent care facilities at Floyd Valley Healthcare are designed specifically for patients who cannot wait to see their normal doctor for a regularly scheduled appointment. Whether you have sustained a specific injury or are dealing with an ailment that has not improved with rest, our urgent care center in Le Mars, IA, could be the solution for you.
Floyd Valley Healthcare’s urgent care services are provided Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., by trained staff (physicians, physician assistants or certified nursing practitioners) who treat minor and moderate illnesses such as fevers, sore throats, colds, flu, cuts, sprains or strains.
Patients can visit the urgent care office—instead of the emergency department—without an appointment, though appointments can be made to reduce wait times. If you can’t wait to see your regular provider tomorrow, start with urgent care before heading to the emergency department. Often, our expert urgent care team will be able to assist you.
Please refer to the chart below to see which conditions are right for each treatment. At Floyd Valley Healthcare, we divide our services into three main branches. Our “Family Doctor” column refers to your primary care doctor or internist that is scheduled in advance and not used for immediate care. In general, emergency room visits are only recommended for the most serious injuries and health concerns. You are more likely to be taken care of faster with our urgent care services if your condition is not dire.
We’ve all been there—it’s the middle of the night and you wake up suffering with an earache that just won’t go away. Maybe you’ve been nursing a cold with home remedies and it’s beginning to cause serious disruptions in your normal routine. Our urgent care services are specifically designed to give you fast, efficient service without needing to schedule a normal appointment far in advance. Because the emergency room is typically only used for the most serious and time sensitive health matters, urgent care falls somewhere in the middle of the emergency room and normal appointments. When you need help fast, but it is not an emergency, urgent care is the perfect solution.
In addition to our urgent care services, Floyd Valley Healthcare has also partnered with Ask-A-Nurse, an Avera resource available over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Avera nurses can help talk you through a specific medical issue you’re having and can help you decide what the next course of action should be. Call (800) 658-3535 to speak with a licensed Avera nurse.
Another resource available through Avera is the Ask-A-Nurse telephone service. Avera nurses will ask you questions about what is going on with you or your child and help you decide how soon you should be seen. Ask-A-Nurse services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-658-3535.
|Illness & Injuries||Urgent Care||Family Doctor||Emergency Department||Colds & Flu||•||•||If Severe|
|Coughs, Sore Throats, Fever||•||•||If Severe|
|Sinus Infection||•||•||If Severe|
|Infections: ex: pink eye & urinary tract infection||•||•||If Severe|
|Skin conditions, ex: rashes & irritations||•||•||If Severe|
|Minor broken bones & fractures||•||•||•|
|Major broken bones or dislocated joints||•|
|Sprains & strains||•||•||If Severe|
|Cuts & scrapes||•||•||If Severe|
|Mouth injuries or tooth infections**||•||•||•|
|Back, shoulder or hip pain||•||•|
|Headaches or migraines||•||•||•|
|Chronic health conditions||•|
|Shortness of breath||•||•|
|Severe trauma or injury||•|
|Immunizations & flu shots||•|
|Physicals for sports & work||•|
|Preventative health, such as well child or adult physicals||•|
**Most insurance companies will not pay for mouth/teeth problems. The visit will be patient responsibility. For Medicaid patients, we recommend Siouxland Community Health or Promise Community Health.
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