Sunshine Urgent Care Serves Lakeland, FL
Sunshine Urgent Care sees patients for a variety of health concerns on a walk-in basis, seven days a week, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. The clinic is conveniently located in Lakewood to serve the local community and surrounding Polk County region with faster, more affordable care than a hospital emergency room for smaller emergencies.
What Is Urgent Care?
In 2012, the CDC published a study from a 2011 survey showing that 48 percent of adults visiting a hospital emergency room did so not because they needed acute life-saving emergency care, but because their doctor’s office was not open. In addition, 46.3 percent of those surveyed indicated that they didn’t have anywhere else to go. An urgent care facility allows patients with unexpected health care needs to get care around their busy schedules.
The clinic sees patients with minor injuries such as burns or sprains and performs X-rays and initial treatment for suspected broken bones. Those with illnesses such as colds, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, the flu, or other infections can be diagnosed and treated, as the clinic has an on-site laboratory for fast diagnostic blood testing, urinalysis, or common swab testing for conditions such as strep throat. Sunshine Urgent Care can evaluate and treat many non-life-threatening conditions that arise when it simply isn’t practical to reach a family doctor.
Urgent Care Benefits
Illnesses or injuries happen unexpectedly, often with the most inconvenient timing. Patients or caretakers cannot always access a family physician when most needed. In addition, at times, it is not possible to get an appointment with a busy, booked doctor’s office. Sunshine Urgent Care fills the gap, providing an economical walk-in service every day with less waiting time than a typical hospital emergency room.
Urgent Care Situations
- Minor burns or injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Coughs, colds, and sore throats
- Ear infections
- Minor allergic reactions
- Fever or flu-like symptoms
- Rash or other skin irritations
- Mild asthma
- Animal bites
- Broken bones
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty breathing or shortness
- Sudden or severe pain
- Couphing or vomiting blood
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or changes in vision
- Changes in mental status, such as confusion
Just a Few of the Insurance Plans We Accept!
We also accept the following
- United Health Care
- US Department of Labor
- Simply Healthcare