Incision and Drainage Treatment in Miami-Dade

If you have a medical concern requiring incision and abscess drainage, don’t hesitate to visit a local UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center. An abscess can form when bacteria gets deep under your skin, causing pus to build up, redness, pain, and swelling. Bug bites, ingrown hairs, punctures, and wounds can turn into abscesses if they are not kept clean, and shaving or waxing can create a pathway for bacteria to enter your skin. Parts of your body with more sweat glands, like your armpits, groin, and genital area, are more prone to abscesses.

How Our Urgent Care Can Help

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. Our doctors are trained in minor surgical procedures such as incision and drainage for abscesses, simple cysts, and other skin problems.

During the incision and drainage procedure, your doctor will use an anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the abscess. Upon the completion of the abscess treatment, you will be given specific instructions regarding bandage changes and cleaning of the wound. You may be prescribed antibiotics to help your body fight the infection and prevent the reformation of the abscess.

Most Common Questions

Do I need an appointment for incision and drainage?

No, you can walk in to any UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment to receive an incision and abscess drainage treatment. Click here to view the hours for an urgent care center near you.

Can urgent care do incision and drainage?

Yes, incision and drainage is a simple procedure that can be performed safely and conveniently at your local UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center for a quicker and lower cost than at most hospital emergency rooms.

How long does it take for an abscess to heal after an incision and drainage treatment?

After an abscess has been treated, it can take about 2 to 3 weeks to heal. Most people can return to their normal routine 1 or 2 days after treatment.

Does abscess drainage hurt?

You may feel a slight pinch and burning when the local anesthetic is injected, but the incision and drainage procedure is quick and pain-free. Most people feel better immediately after the abscess is drained.

How much does incision and drainage cost?

If you have insurance, your incision and drainage 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 an incision and drainage procedure.

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Walk in to one of five easy-to-find locations—all with plenty of parking—and our teams will strive to have you in-and-out within an hour. No appointment necessary.

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A Doctor is Always Available

We are staffed with board-certified physicians who offer world-class, same-day care at all of our urgent care locations.

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We’re Miami-Dade’s only urgent care network backed by an academic medical center, with doctors and experienced providers who care about your wellbeing.

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Reasonable Rates

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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