In an ideal world, patients would be able to walk in anytime and see their primary healthcare provider. However, with increasing demands on the healthcare system, it is not always obvious where a patient should go for medical care.
Nurse-led clinics are here to change this paradigm, ensuring patients are able to receive the high-quality primary medical care they need when they need it. These clinics are overseen by a nurse practitioner and staffed by trained healthcare associates. They provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare to patients, with a primary focus on health promotion and prevention.
Let’s talk about where you can go within 24 hours to see a primary care provider who can take care of you or your child, and exactly who provides this user-friendly and accessible service here in Washington, D.C.
Healthcare Services Available at a Same-Day Primary Care Clinic
These clinics provide healthcare services for the whole family, including:
- Diagnosing and treating injuries or medical conditions
- Administering vaccines
- Conducting annual checkups and school/sports physicals
- Conducting screenings for disease (such as infection or cancer)
When Is a Same-Day Appointment Necessary?
Same-day primary care ensures that patients are seen as soon as possible for priority health issues, such as a flare-up of symptoms, an acute illness, or a concern about your child’s health. In some cases, a same-day appointment may not be necessary, such as for a long-term health condition that is under regular, ongoing review, or a minor illness that may only require self-care or advice from a pharmacist.
Nurse-led clinics treat a broad range of medical problems in both adults and children. Some of the most common acute and chronic illnesses they treat include:
- Aches and pains
- Digestive problems, such as IBS, acid reflux, or GERD
- Mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression
- Asthma and other respiratory conditions
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sore throat, cough, cold, and flu
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Ear infections and eye infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- HIV and AIDS
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Skin problems
- Sleep disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Minor wounds
- Weight management
Same-Day Primary Care in Washington, D.C.
Here at C3 Cares, we ensure accessibility and convenience for our patients. We offer same-day appointments, home visits, and a wide range of clinical services to ensure patients receive the essential medical care they need.
In addition to same-day, face-to-face appointments, C3 Cares also provides after-hours telehealth visits for patients who are unable to visit during daytime clinic hours. Telehealth is also a great option for people who would rather have a doctor’s visit from the comfort of their own home, without having to travel to the doctor’s office for an appointment and medical treatment.
We offer comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. To learn more about us or to schedule an appointment, contact C3 Cares today by calling our friendly staff at (202) 888-6440 or send us a message via our online form now. We look forward to serving you and your family!