Urgent Care Specialist

Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar

A Private Medical Practice located in Santa Cruz Plaza, Tucson, AZ

Going to the emergency room might be your first instinct if you have an injury or an illness with a sudden onset, but you could be setting yourself up for hours of waiting. At Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar in Tucson, Arizona, you can get prompt urgent care services with minimal wait time from Javier Rios, MD, and his team. To find out more about urgent care services available, call Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar or book an appointment online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a medical service that provides immediate care for injuries, illnesses, and symptoms. At Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar, the team has experience in a wide range of medical disciplines and uses their expertise to provide fast and convenient urgent care services. 

If you need urgent care, you don’t need to make an appointment before you arrive at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar. Instead, you can walk in at any time while the clinic is open and see a provider with minimal time in the waiting room. 

You might seek urgent care when your primary physician is unavailable or if the clinic that you usually attend for care is closed. You can get personalized treatment in urgent care during holidays, weekends, and outside of regular 9-5 business hours. 


Should I visit an urgent care center or the emergency room?

There are some similarities between urgent care and the emergency room, but the two are different and you should generally attend them for different reasons. 

You should forgo urgent care and go straight to the emergency room if your illness or injury can permanently impair you without treatment or if there is a risk of death. 

If your ailment isn’t life-threatening and won’t have any long-term ramifications without immediate medical attention, you can go to urgent care for evaluation and treatment instead of the emergency room. 

Urgent care often has less wait time than the emergency room, especially if your injury or illness doesn’t need immediate attention.


What can urgent care physicians treat?

There are many reasons to visit urgent care at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar. The team is equipped to evaluate your symptoms, make an accurate diagnosis, and find an appropriate treatment for you. 

You can visit urgent care to receive medical attention for these common conditions and services:

  • Cold and flu
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Small cuts and lacerations
  • Eye irritation
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Small broken bones, like fingers and toes


Urgent care providers can treat a number of other problems and evaluate symptoms when you don’t know what’s wrong. 

For more information about urgent care, call Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar or book a visit online today.