Whenever you or anyone in your family gets a minor wound, we can take care of it here at AFC Urgent Care Anderson. And if you or a family member is diabetic, we can take care of non-life-threatening diabetic wounds too. An appointment is never necessary with us. Come see us today for a wound care specialist in Anderson, SC.
Does urgent care treat wounds?
Yes, urgent care treats wounds so long as they’re not life-threatening. For life-threatening wounds, it’s always necessary to go to the ER (emergency room). For instance, you’d have to go to the ER for a wound like an avulsion. For a wound like a simple abrasion, though, you can go to urgent care instead. Here’s a bit of a list of the types of wounds and who can handle them:
- Abrasions – Simple scrapes, like road rash, which urgent care can handle
- Lacerations – Deeper cuts or minor tears in the skin, like a cut from a kitchen knife, which urgent care can handle when they’re bleeding controllably; when lacerations are bleeding uncontrollably, only the ER can handle them
- Punctures – Small holes made into the skin, like one caused by a nail, which urgent care can usually handle and provide a tetanus shot for; when punctures damage an organ, though, they must be handled at the ER
- Avulsions – Partial tearing away of the skin and tissue, like tearing caused by an auto accident, which only the ER can handle
You could go to the ER for a minor wound, but you should probably go to an urgent care clinic instead because they’ll be able to treat you without any wait time. Please remember, however, that only the ER can treat life-threatening wounds, as only the ER is equipped to handle them.
What does a wound care clinic do?
AFC Urgent Care Anderson is both an urgent care clinic and a wound care clinic. We can provide you and your loved ones with treatments for minor wounds, like bandages for scrapes, stitches for cuts, and tetanus shots when necessary for punctures. We can provide pain relief medications too if we need to.
Additionally, our clinic can handle minor, noninfected wounds in diabetic patients. It’s important to be really careful with diabetic wounds, however, as one can be life-threatening for a diabetic even if it doesn’t seem to be serious. These wounds must be examined and a careful decision must be made about whether to go to the ER or urgent care. Generally, if the wound is bleeding controllably and not infected, if there’s no damage to an organ, and if the wound isn’t life-threatening in any other way, we can handle it here at AFC Urgent Care Anderson.
What type of doctor treats wounds?
For professional wound care, what you want is a wound care specialist. This professional understands wounds very well, including diabetic wounds, and is especially qualified to treat them. You’ll be able to find one of these professionals at a clinic like ours.
Do you have a wound care specialist in Anderson, SC?
Yes, we do. Here at AFC Urgent Care Anderson, you’ll find a wound care specialist who can easily handle any minor wounds for you, including simple diabetic wounds. For care with us, you can just come see us right away without having to make an appointment first. Come by today if you need us at 3710 Clemson Blvd Anderson, SC 29621. We’re open for you and anyone else in your family Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm.
We look forward to seeing and treating you here at AFC Urgent Care Anderson!