Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Katy, TX

Illnesses and injuries don’t always occur during regular business hours or with days to book an appointment. If you’re experiencing a non-life-threatening, acute medical issue that requires prompt attention, head to the urgent care clinic at League Health Urgent & Primary Care in Katy, Texas, for examination and treatment. Led by Susan Tanyi, MD, League Health Urgent & Primary Care accepts walk-ins and is open evenings and weekends. Schedule an appointment online, over the phone, or visit today for fast, high-quality treatment.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care services provide same-day, walk-in care for non-emergency medical issues that require prompt attention.

Urgent care, on the other hand, addresses simple and minor health concerns, like:

  • The common cold
  • The flu
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Strep throat
  • Non-critical burns
  • Bug bites
  • Allergic reactions
  • Sprains and strains

You can also visit the urgent care clinic at League Health Urgent & Primary Care for immunizations, physical exams, and to address some chronic conditions.

When should I go to the emergency room instead of urgent care?

Though many people visit the emergency room for non-emergency issues, you can address the same issue more quickly and for less money at an urgent care center. Save emergency room visits for when you have a life-threatening, limb-threatening, or otherwise critical problem.

Go to an emergency room if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Severe chest pain, particularly if it radiates to the jaw or arm
  • Paralysis
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Sudden loss of sight
  • Sudden difficulty understanding speech or speaking
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Uncontrolled vomiting
  • Rash accompanied by high fever
  • Severe burns
  • Bleeding while on blood thinners

In addition, if you’ve just been in an accident and your airbag deployed, you should head to an emergency room for an examination. 

What are the advantages of urgent care?

Urgent care offers many advantages over emergency room services if you have a non-threatening health issue.

First, they are much more affordable than emergency rooms, which charge you thousands of dollars for minor care. Second, at an urgent care center, you are typically seen by a medical professional within 15 minutes. 

At the emergency room, you can wait hours for care you need now. Emergency rooms can also be very loud, chaotic, and stressful. Urgent care waiting rooms, like those at League Health Urgent & Primary Care, are calm, clean, and quiet.

League Health Urgent & Primary Care also offers affordable self-pay options so you can receive services whether or not you have health insurance. 

Do you need attention for a simple or minor medical issue right now? Don’t waste your time at the emergency room. Instead, visit League Health Urgent & Primary Care, open seven days a week, with no appointments necessary. To learn more, contact the practice online or over the phone today.