Food Poisoning Treatment at Miami-Dade Walk-in Centers

If you’re feeling ill within a few hours after eating food, you may have food poisoning, a condition that can occur if you digest food that is infected with viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Contamination often occurs when food isn’t handled or cooked properly. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and fever. The duration of symptoms can range from several hours to a few days. While most cases of food poisoning are mild and will resolve with rest and fluids, severe cases will require treatment to avoid complications.

How Our Urgent Care Can Help

If you’re experiencing signs of food poisoning, you can walk in to any nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment and be seen quickly by a UHealth – University of Miami Health System board-certified doctor.

Your doctor will perform a physical exam and check for signs of dehydration. We have on-site labs where we can test your blood or stool to identify the source of your food poisoning. After reviewing your symptoms, we can provide IV fluids to address dehydration, help reduce nausea, and prescribe antibiotics if necessary.

Most Common Questions

Do I need an appointment to receive food poisoning treatment?

No, you can walk in to any UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment to receive food poisoning treatment. Click here to view the hours for an urgent care center near you. Our urgent care centers are located in Country Walk, Cutler Bay, Doral, Keystone Point, and North Dade.

What are the signs of food poisoning?

The symptoms of food poisoning vary depending on the source of contamination. Most people with mild food poisoning experience nausea and vomiting, stomach pain and cramps, dehydration, fatigue, diarrhea, and fever.

How long does it take to feel the effects of food poisoning?

The effects of food poisoning typically begin within 24 to 48 hours of eating contaminated foods. Different organisms work at various speeds; some can cause symptoms within 30 minutes of eating contaminated foods, while some can cause symptoms even after a week.

When should I visit an urgent care center to receive food poisoning treatment?

Treatment for food poisoning depends on the severity of the symptoms as well as the source of the illness. A mild illness will resolve itself within a couple of days, but you can seek treatment to deal with discomfort of the symptoms. In severe cases of food poisoning and dehydration, you may need to be provided IV fluids and prescribed antibiotics.

How much does a food poisoning treatment cost?

If you have insurance, your food poisoning treatment may be covered by your insurance plan. You may have to pay a copay and/or a deductible. If you don’t have insurance, click here to view the price to see a doctor and the additional fee for food poisoning treatment.

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We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive self-pay pricing options. Click here to learn more about the cost of our services and payment options.

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Accepted Insurance

To aid with your care, we accept most major insurance plans, which offer lower copays for urgent care, as opposed to ER visits.

Self-Pay Options

If you don’t have insurance, that’s OK. You’ll pay reasonable rates based on the level of care needed. Our prices are competitive and comparable to other local providers.

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