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First Care Bossier

FAMILY MEDICINE & URGENT CARE LOCATED IN NORTH BOSSIER CITY, SOUTH BOSSIER CITY & STONEWALL, LA


Sudden illnesses, injuries, and flare-ups of chronic diseases like asthma can’t wait for the next available appointment. That’s when you need urgent care at First Care Bossier, located in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana. You can go to the clinic without an appointment, and you have a minimal wait time before you recieve personalized care for your health problem. When you need prompt symptom relief or medical care, call the office, book online, or walk into the nearest office.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care gives you the ability to get the immediate medical treatment you need without waiting to schedule an appointment. The purpose of urgent care is to take care of your immediate short-term health care needs. Urgent care also gives you a more affordable option to the emergency department.

First Care Bossier offers urgent care to new and existing patients. And if you don’t have a primary care physician, they can provide any follow-up care you might need.

What conditions do urgent care clinics treat?

The conditions treated through urgent care need quick attention but don’t require the level of care available at an emergency department.

These are a few examples of health problems First Care Bossier often treats at an urgent care visit:

  • Colds and flu
  • Coughs
  • Fevers
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Skin wounds (lacerations)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor fractures
  • Chronic pain
  • Sinus infections
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Asthma or COPD flare-ups
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Rashes like poison ivy

 

When you visit the urgent care clinic, you can also get shots, on-site lab work, IV fluids, an electrocardiogram (EKG), and X-rays.

When do I need emergency treatment rather than urgent care?

If you’re not sure about where to go for your health care, call First Care Bossier. The staff can quickly ask a few questions and help you decide if urgent care is appropriate or you need the advanced services available in the emergency department.

As a general guideline, you should go to the emergency department for:

  • A compound fracture
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Poisoning
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Head or neck injury
  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke

The most common sign of a heart attack is chest pain. You could also experience chest pressure, shortness of breath, back or jaw pain, or severe heartburn.

The symptoms of a stroke include numbness or weakness on one side of your body. For example, one side of your face may droop, or one arm may be numb. It’s also common to slur your speech after a stroke, making it hard for others to understand you.

If you need urgent care, you can walk into the clinic at First Care Bossier without an appointment. Call the office with any questions, and online booking is also an option for non-urgent needs.

First Care Bossier