Wound Care from Board-Certified Physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL
Professional wound care may be necessary to address a flesh tear, open gash, or deep cut caused by a sharp object, blunt force, or animal bite. In addition to a break in the skin, these injuries may involve damage to deeper tissues, such as tendons, muscles, blood vessels, joints, and nerves. The board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL, can provide a medical evaluation to assess a laceration for deep structure involvement. We can also determine whether specialty evaluation is warranted and provide immediate wound care to control bleeding, prevent infection, close the laceration, and minimize scarring.
You should always begin wound care right away at home to control any bleeding. The first step is to apply firm pressure directly to the injury using a sterile bandage or clean cloth, and maintain the pressure while you are on your way to see a healthcare provider. In some situations, you may be uncertain if you should rush to a hospital emergency room, or whether it would be appropriate to seek wound care at an urgent care center.
In general, you should call 911 or go directly to the nearest ER if your laceration is causing uncontrolled bleeding or there is obvious bone and joint involvement. In most other situations, you can receive the care you need at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, Florida. Additionally, minor cuts that are small, shallow, clean, and not bleeding may not require professional medical attention — the application of an antibiotic ointment and a bandage may suffice.
Of course, you can receive care for any type of wound at an ER. But, in non-life-threatening situations, there are several advantages to seeking wound treatment at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care. Consider that:
- Our urgent care facilities are conveniently accessible seven days a week and there is plenty of free parking available nearby.
- Urgent care co-pays tend to be far more affordable than those of hospital emergency rooms.
- We will consolidate the fees for all of our services (i.e., X-rays, examinations, sutures, tetanus shots) into one easy-to-understand invoice.
You can receive timely and comprehensive wound care at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL, without having to endure a long wait in a crowded reception area or deal with the other typical hassles of an emergency room visit. We are available to provide wound care and other non-emergency medical services every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.