Here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care, our physicians can provide advanced diagnostics like X-rays. This helps us diagnose many conditions without having to refer a patient to a specialist. You can come see us for minor injury imaging or even imaging for some illnesses, and our services are available 7 days a week on a walk-in basis, so you can come see us today if you need to. For X-ray services in Parrish FL, visit us here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care!
Can you go to urgent care for X-rays?
Most urgent care clinics have X-ray machines and can provide X-rays. In fact, urgent care is the best choice for healthcare whenever a situation is minor but still urgent, like a minor fracture. Urgent care can provide X-rays without the need for an appointment, so you’ll be able to get one done right away, right on the spot. At PrimeHealth Urgent Care, we have an onsite state-of-the-art X-ray machine and fully capable specialists who can precisely diagnose and treat any common conditions.
When should you go to the ER for an X-ray?
Sometimes an injury or even an illness requires an X-ray, and if the situation is or could be life-threatening, then it’s necessary to go to the ER. The following are some life-threatening or potentially life-threatening situations that may require X-rays and immediate attention at the ER:
● Major concussions
● Major/compound fractures in which the bone is piercing the skin
● Sprains with completely torn ligaments or ligaments that have separated from the bone
● The flu with a fever in children under 3 months of age
The examples above are some of the many serious situations that require care at the ER, and there are other instances too. But if a situation is minor and non-life-threatening, like a minor concussion, simple fracture, or minor sprain, then it’s okay to go to urgent care for your X-ray.
What can X-rays diagnose?
With X-ray imaging, a picture of the inside of the body is produced. This picture can be used to diagnose broken bones and other health conditions. A chest X-ray can be useful for checking for pneumonia, or a mammogram can be used to check for breast cancer.
There are actually lots of different health conditions X-rays can help diagnose, like arthritis, osteoporosis, lung cancer, breast cancer, pneumonia, emphysema, and even heart failure. Of course, X-rays are also used to diagnose injuries like broken bones, dislocations, and others, or to detect foreign objects like metal fragments.
What should I know about X-rays?
X-rays are very simple and totally painless, and have very little risk to a patient. The amount of radiation an X-ray produces is really small, so there is indeed very little risk, but there can be risks to young children, babies, or pregnant mothers.
Preparing for an X-ray is easy. Just before the X-ray, remove all metal objects and put on the hospital gown and/or lead apron the clinic provides, then you’re ready!
Do you offer X-ray services in Parrish, FL?
Yes, we do! PrimeHealth Urgent Care offers X-rays and related services at 8927 US Hwy 301 N, Ste 210 Parrish, FL 34219. Since we’re an urgent care clinic, you can come see us for an X-ray without having to make an appointment. Just bring us your referral form for an X-ray if you received one. We’re available to you Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 6 pm. If you’d rather make an appointment with us, you can do so online or by calling us, but if the situation is urgent, just come see us right away. We serve patients from Parrish FL, Ellenton FL, Bradenton FL, Palmetto FL, Lakewood Ranch FL, Sarasota FL, Sun City FL, and Wimauma FL.
We look forward to serving you here at PrimeHealth Urgent Care!