Walk-in Primary Care Clinic Questions and Answers
Dr. Shima Hadidchi MD Family Practice and walk-in clinic is open 5 days a week providing medical services and urgent care to children and adults. Our medical professionals are ready to help you and your family feel better! Call us today! We are located at 12740 Hesperia Rd. Victorville, CA 92395.
What do walk-in clinics treat?
Walk-in clinics are there to help treat a variety of routine or minor illnesses, such as: sore or strep throat; minor to moderate flu-like or cold symptoms; minor infections; heartburn and indigestion; sinus infections; bug bites and stings; or minor cuts, blisters, and wounds. Walk-in clinics specialize in diagnostics, prescriptions, and preventive care; if you are in need of routine medical care or treatment, and are without a primary care physician, then it is recommended that you seek out your nearest walk-in clinic for the treatment and care you require.
If it is an emergency or urgent situation, then it is recommended that you either go to the emergency room or an urgent care clinic. Walk-in clinics are more for the treatment of “routine” or minor health issues or preventive medicine and not medical emergencies or urgent situations that would require immediate medical attention.
How much does a walk-in clinic cost?
The cost of a walk-in clinic appointment typically varies, although on average you can expect to pay $99 to $129 for minor illnesses or injuries, and $69 to $109 for physicals or wellness exams. When evaluating the cost of a walk-in clinic, it is important to do your research. You should check to see if visiting a walk-in clinic is covered by your insurance and, if not, call or visit the clinic’s website to see what their payment plans or insurance coverage options are.
If you have any questions about what services a walk-in clinic will charge for or their rates, it is recommended that you call or visit the clinic’s website before you visit to be able to best evaluate what clinic will best suit your needs and budget.
Can you get a prescription from a walk-in clinic?
Yes, it is possible to get a prescription from a walk-in clinic. However, there are very strict limitations in what a walk-in clinic can prescribe for you; they are not a substitute for a primary care physician and there are strict limitations on what they can and cannot prescribe. Walk-in clinics will not have access to your complete medical history, and it will be difficult for them to complete a comprehensive exam without having that. If you have a chronic or long-term health condition, it is recommended that you see a primary care physician rather than use walk-in clinics as a stop-gap solution.
Certain walk-in clinics may, in an emergency situation, write you a stop-gap prescription until you can see your primary care physician, but you should always call ahead to make sure that is the case.
Walk-in clinics are typically there to treat and diagnose temporary injuries or illnesses, such as ear infections, sprains, strep throat, or upper respiratory infections. They also provide preventive care, such as STD testing or vaccines, but the chances that they will be able to write you a long-term prescription is rare. It is recommended that if you have a chronic or long-term health condition or ailment, that you see a primary care physician who will have access to your complete medical history.
If you are in need of medical treatment for a cold, strep throat, or other routine medical treatment and are without a primary care physician, then please visit us at Dr. Shima Hadidchi, MD’s Family Practice. We are conveniently located at 12740 Hesperia Rd. Victorville, CA 92395. If you have any questions about what we offer or our rates, please give us a call or visit our website today! We serve patients from Victorville CA, Apple Valley CA, Adelanto CA, Hesperia CA, Crestline CA, Highland CA, and Barstow CA.