Topic Urgent Care

Shoulder xray from urgent care
May 17, 2024

Everything You Need to Know about X-rays at Urgent Care Clinics

When you have a broken bone, your first instinct may be to rush to the emergency room. But in most cases, an urgent care clinic is a better alternative. Learn more.
Kidney stones at urgent care
Apr 24, 2024

Kidney Stone Basics

Pain is a signal. And if you’re experiencing pain from kidney stones, it’s time to get some help. Check out our guide to managing and navigating this condition.
Man at urgent care for burn on hand
Apr 08, 2024

Burn Care 101

When it comes to burns, knowing what to do - and what not to do - can make a world of difference in your recovery. Read our guide to burn care to learn more.
Sharing food risk of mono
Feb 28, 2024

Get the Facts on Mononucleosis

Often known as “the kissing disease,” mononucleosis can impact individuals of all ages - and you don’t have to kiss someone to get it. Learn more in our guide.
Help for dry winter skin
Jan 30, 2024

Help for Winter Skin

Suffering from dry, uncomfortable skin this winter? Read our guide to learn how to manage your winter skin - and when you might need a little extra help.
Teddy bear after getting a pretend injection
Sep 05, 2023

Common Injections at Urgent Care Clinics

Urgent care isn't just for steroid shots: you may be surprised to learn just how many injections are available at urgent care clinics. Check out our helpful guide.
Girl with sunscreen on face
Aug 08, 2023

Protect Your Skin this Summer: Sunburn Prevention and Treatment

Sunburns aren’t just painful – they can actually be hazardous to your health. Read more to learn some simple ways you can prioritize skin protection this summer.
Woman using patient portal
May 03, 2023

Take Ownership of Your Health with Your Patient Portal

Have you ever used a patient portal? You may be surprised to learn that our patient portal is a valuable tool for urgent care and primary care patients. Learn more.
Girl sick with rsv
Nov 04, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about RSV

Cold and flu season has arrived, and RSV is making headlines. But many adults haven't even heard of RSV. We've got answers to ten questions about this common virus.
Do you need stitches
Oct 13, 2022

Do You Need Stitches? Here's How You Know.

Wondering if you need to get stitches? Our helpful guide will help you know when to head to urgent care for your wound - whether or not you may need stitches.
Man with strep throat visit urgent care
Oct 03, 2022

5 Things You Need to Know about Strep

Strep throat is never fun. These five things that everyone should know about strep can help you understand what to do the next time you have a sore throat.
Dog staying hydrated outside heat
Jul 20, 2022

Your Secret Weapon to Staying Safe in the Heat

It’s summertime in Alabama. And if you haven’t noticed, it’s a bit hot outside. How do you stay safe in the heat? We’ve got a secret weapon for you.
Loch ness monster myth
Jun 16, 2022

6 Common Myths About Urgent Care

When you think about urgent care, what comes to mind? Crowded waiting rooms or steroid shots? We're debunking six common myths about urgent care clinics.
Exterior medhelp pelham new
Jun 02, 2022

New MedHelp Clinic Opens in Pelham

MedHelp Pelham is in a brand new building. Learn more about the features of our new urgent care clinic in Shelby County.
Close up of an eye
May 03, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Pink Eye

Did you know that 3 million Americans get pink eye every year? Fortunately, many cases are treatable. Read more to learn about this common illness.
Man with crutches
Apr 18, 2022

So You Think You've Got a Broken Bone. What's Next?

Breaks and sprains are painful enough without having to second-guess where to get the best medical care. Here’s where you should go when you have a sports injury.
Boy with allergies in a field of flowers
Apr 05, 2022

Yes, you CAN go to Urgent Care for That

Think there’s nothing a doctor can do for you? Think again. An urgent care doctor can provide relief & help prevent complications from these three afflictions.
Woman looking at medicine and antibiotics
Feb 28, 2022

Four Things to Know about Antibiotics

Got questions about antibiotics? Here’s what you need to know about how and when antibiotics are prescribed by doctors at MedHelp urgent care clinics.
Lab tech running samples at medhelp
Oct 28, 2021

Three Common Lab Tests at Urgent Care

Urgent care doctors order lab tests to better diagnose an illness when you’re sick. Learn about the 3 most common labs used by doctors at urgent care clinics.
Man sick with a fever
Jun 29, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Fevers

Do you know when you need to see an urgent care doctor for a fever? We’re getting back to basics with some frequently asked questions about fevers.
female child scratching a bug bite before visiting medhelp urgent care
Jun 01, 2021

Summer skin woes (and how your urgent care doctor can help)

Bug bites, sun poisoning, and poison ivy can all take some of the fun out of your summertime. But these can be more than just annoying if they’re left untreated.
exterior drop off at medhelp urgent care clinic lakeshore homewood
Feb 08, 2021

Reasons to Visit Urgent Care

You might be surprised at all of the things your urgent care clinic can treat. Our urgent care clinics are prepared to treat your non-emergency medical issues.
man reclining on couch with green cast on broken foot after going to urgent care
Jan 26, 2021

Urgent Care or ER?

Do you know when you should go to the ER and when you can go to an urgent care clinic instead? We're here to help you find the right care at the right time.