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Urgent care for sore throat
About our urgent care service
Before booking your appointment please note:
What causes sore throat?
Most sore throats are caused by viruses, like a cold or flu. Other causes are allergies, exposure to pollution, mouth-breathing during sleep, and smoking. More serious sore throats include tonsillitis, strep, and the kissing disease (mononucleosis).
How long does a sore throat take to go?
Sore throats caused by common viruses may last three to ten days and will resolve on their own. More serious types may last longer even with treatment.
When should I be concerned about a sore throat?
A sore throat often improves with or without at-home treatment. But if it’s accompanied by a fever that reaches 101°F or more, sleeping problems, or a red rash, you should see your doctor immediately.
Should I go to urgent care if it hurts to swallow?
If it hurts to swallow and it interferes with eating and talking, you should seek medical care so a doctor can prescribe medication to relieve or treat sore throat.
When is a sore throat an emergency?
A sore throat can be considered an emergency if you’re having trouble breathing and if you’re experiencing a very high fever.
What is the difference between emergency and urgent care?
The difference between emergency and urgent care is that emergency rooms in hospitals treat life-threatening conditions and injuries, whereas urgent care clinics treat illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention but are non-life-threatening.
Are your urgent care centers open after hours?
Yes. Most of our urgent care centers are open after hours, making health care more accessible for all residents in NYC.
Should I make an appointment for urgent care?
Not necessarily. Most urgent cares accept walk-in patients. But if you want shorter wait times, you can book an appointment through phone or online.
Can I go to urgent care for non-emergency?
Yes. You can go to urgent care for consultations, physicals, primary care, lab tests, and more.
Can I pay for urgent care appointment without insurance?
If you have no insurance, we provide our services without insurance for self-pay patients, giving you the care when you need it most.
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