Minor Injuries

Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic & Primary Care Providers located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Minor Injuries

When you or your family experiences a minor injury, heading to the emergency room can be expensive and have lengthy wait times. The team of providers at Plantation Urgent Care Center offers convenient and effective minor injury care to people of all ages in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The team can treat injuries like cuts, scrapes, or sprains. You can utilize the walk-in service for immediate care or schedule an appointment online or by phone. 

Minor Injuries Q & A

How do I know if I need urgent care for my minor injury?

You can’t always address an injury at home. In those instances, you or your child requires immediate care. Plantation Urgent Care Center offers walk-in services so you can avoid costly and time-consuming emergency room visits. 

Urgent care is a great option if you or a family member has a minor injury. 

Alternatively, injuries that require an emergency room visit include:  

  • Head or eye injuries 
  • Broken bones or dislocated joints 
  • Serious burns 
  • Deep cuts requiring extensive stitches or staples
  • Facial lacerations 

If you have a severe injury or are experiencing a concussion or confusion, call 911 or go to a local hospital or emergency room. 

What minor injuries do you treat? 

Plantation Urgent Care Center treats injuries, including the following:

  • Falls, sprains, or strains 
  • Minor bone breaks 
  • Fractures 
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Minor burns 
  • Minor cuts 
  • Surgical wounds
  • Punctured skin 
  • Abscesses 
  • Toenail issues 

If your injury requires surgery, your provider may recommend a pre-surgical clearance procedure. That allows you to seek out surgical care at a hospital or with a specialist.

What happens during a minor injury urgent care visit?

When you arrive at Plantation Urgent Care Center, have your identification and insurance card ready. The team also treats patients without insurance. 

Communicate with your provider how you or your child’s injury happened, when the symptoms started, any current chronic or acute conditions, and your family’s medical history. 

Your provider may check your vitals, examine the injury site, take X-rays, perform an electrocardiogram (EKG), or recommend blood tests. The office offers on-site and convenient lab testing.

Once your provider finishes the exam, they develop a treatment plan. The providers always explain your treatment options in detail.

Treatments may include: 

  • Medication in oral, injection, or suppository form
  • Trigger point injections
  • Steroid (corticosteroid) injections 
  • Joint injections (knee, shoulder, elbow, hips)
  • Intramuscular (IM) injections 
  • Suture and staples removal 
  • Splints 
  • Casting
  • Cauterizations 
  • Draining abscesses 
  • Toenail removal 

If you or a family member has a minor injury that needs immediate care, walk into Plantation Urgent Care Center today or schedule an appointment online or by phone.