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July 1, 2023

Acute Care Clinic for Adults in Omaha

Illness and injury are never something we can plan for, and often happen at some of the least convenient times. When those illnesses and injuries are more severe than something you can take care of at home using over the counter or first-aid options, you’ll need to seek medical help.

Where Should You Go for Acute Care in Omaha?

Parents often have a pediatric urgent care plan in place for their children when they need pediatric acute care, but what about the adults in the house? At Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents, this isn’t a problem. We are now proud to offer adult urgent care in Omaha, Nebraska and its surrounding metro area. This means that you can receive high-quality, prompt adult urgent care from the friendly, approachable medical providers right here at Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents.

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What is Acute Care?

Conditions that are short-term, sudden, and severe enough to require prompt medical attention are referred to as “acute conditions,” and require the similarly named “acute care” in order to relieve symptoms and reach a level of comfort that allows you to safely return home. These conditions usually result in a short recovery time once treated, and are able to be taken care of once patients have left the acute care location. Locally, this type of care might be better-known as “urgent care,” and is an option that is far less expensive and intensive than visiting the emergency room.

At Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents, we offer both adult and pediatric urgent care services that are timely, evidence-based, and easy to access for patients in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

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Adult Acute Care Conditions & Examples

As mentioned above, illnesses and injuries that occur suddenly and are severe enough to require prompt medical attention are considered to be “acute.” But what, exactly, does that look like? Some examples of acute care conditions that are treated here at Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents include:

  • Common Colds
  • Fever and chills
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat
  • Skin conditions
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Strep throat
  • UTIs/bladder infections
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Cuts, scrapes, and minor burns
  • Flu, cold, or COVID-19
  • Rashes and hives
  • Nausea and vomiting

Depending on their severity, all of the above examples of acute care conditions can have a sudden, negative impact on your quality of life. It’s important to get them treated quickly so that you can get on the road toward healing, and back to the things you need to get done.

Types of Acute Care

In certain situations, the phrase “acute care” can mean a variety of different things. These different types of acute care can include:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Trauma Care
  • Pre-hospital emergency care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Short-term Hospitalization

Though this can act as an umbrella term covering many types of acute care, in the case of this blog post and Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents, we are referring to the more commonly-known “urgent care,” in which severe, short-term illnesses are taken care of by a medical professional.

Here at Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents, we take a very deliberate approach to providing and scheduling high-quality adult urgent care, as well as pediatric urgent care. We are careful to never overbook, so that our patients are able to be treated quickly, and without a long wait.

How to Decide Between Acute Care and the Emergency Room

Does your illness or injury require acute care? Or is it severe enough to require a trip to the emergency room? This can be one of the most difficult decisions to make, whether it’s for you, another adult, or your child.

If anyone in your household has experienced or is experiencing what you consider to be a life-threatening emergency, it’s important to get to an emergency room or dial 911 as quickly as possible. If an injury looks to require treatment that will obviously need more advanced, immediate treatment than what acute care can provide, the emergency room is, again, the proper choice.

The answer, however, isn’t always quite so obvious. In these cases, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
  • Slurred speech
  • Sudden, noticeable change in mental ability or state
  • Severe burns
  • Compound or serious fractures
  • Serious cuts, head, or eye injuries
  • Bleeding during pregnancy
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe electrical shocks or lightning strikes
  • Seizures

If any of these conditions have occurred, it is recommended that you choose the emergency room over adult acute care services, and receive advanced medical care as quickly as possible.

Get Same-Day Adult Acute Care at Nebraska Home Pediatrics & Parents

When you make an appointment for adult urgent care services, our Omaha, Nebraska office is equipped to get you seen by a professional in a friendly, prompt fashion. When you’re experiencing non-life threatening, acute care conditions, we know how important it is to be taken care of quickly.

Are you experiencing any of the above-listed acute care conditions? Contact us us today at (402) 917-6944 for access to high-quality, friendly adult urgent care.

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