urgent care in kent, waNow that it’s May, flu season is just about over. Yet with the beginning of spring, unfortunately, means it’s also the beginning of allergy season. Soon, our center will see a number of patients suffering from the medical conditions that plague many during the summer, which includes dehydration, sunburns, and sports injuries, among a number of others.

Perhaps this is why May is National Urgent Care Awareness Month. This initiative serves to educate Americans about the benefits of urgent care, and how valuable it is to communities with convenient access to a local urgent care center. While traditional doctor’s offices, along with Emergency Rooms, are important staples within every community, urgent care serves as the perfect hybrid between the two.

Why is Urgent Care Important?

Like an emergency room, urgent care centers offer walk-in accommodation for injury and illness diagnosis and treatment. Yet unlike an emergency room, urgent care centers, like AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, excel at getting patients in-and-out the door in typically under an hour – while at the same time delivering the highest quality medical care. The majority of people believe only the ER can treat sudden injuries and illnesses. Yet, at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we staff a highly-trained cast of physicians and medical providers with specialties in a variety of fields. This allows us to treat a wide range of non-life-threatening medical services, including:

  • Joint Pain, Fractures, Back Pain & Strains
  • Flu, Colds & Respiratory Infections
  • Travel Medicine & Vaccines
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Treatment for Work & Sports-related Injuries

Much like a pediatrician or primary care physician’s office, AFC Urgent Care Southcenter maintains a family-friendly atmosphere, as well as the ability to provide a diverse list of medical services. However, patients won’t need to wait weeks before seeing a doctor at AFC Urgent Care, like they would if they scheduled an appointment with their primary care physician.

For more information, call us at 425.291.3300 or walk into our center any day of the week. We look forward to being your go-to destination for all walk-in medical needs!