Care for the entire family at Midwest Express Clinics
Illnesses and injuries don’t adhere to traditional office hours. So, when one strikes – for any member of your family – you want to see a doctor right away.
If you can’t get an appointment with your pediatrician or a family doctor, Midwest Express Clinic is a convenient option to provide care for the whole family. It’s a smarter, more time-efficient choice than an expensive emergency room visit for non-emergency care.
Medical professionals at Midwest Express Clinics are skilled to treat any member of the family – from babies to grandmas and grandpas. No matter what brings you in, you can count on receiving top-quality care to get you back to living a healthy life.
Common reasons for kids to visit Midwest Express Clinics:
School, sports, and camp physicals – Midwest Express Clinics are a quick, easy, in-and-out option for important exams that are required for children to participate in club or school activities.
Pink eye - Kids are prone to pink eye due to frequently touching their faces without washing their hands often enough. They are also around other children regularly at school and daycare facilities. Pink eye is a bacterial infection (also called conjunctivitis) that often needs treatment with an exam and eye drops. Don’t let it linger, as it is highly contagious and can be dangerous if not treated.
Bug bites and rashes – Summer is coming, and you never know what kids will get into when they’re outside playing. If the rash or bite isn’t responding to your home treatments (like bug bite cream or soothing lotions or powders), or if it’s exceptionally itchy, hot, and swelling, it’s time to get them checked out before it spreads or causes infection.
Ear infections – babies and children, especially those with allergies, can be prone to painful ear infections. Babies will tell you it’s an issue by crying and possibly pulling or touching their ears. Relief can be swift with a quick exam and appropriate treatment.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease –Most common in children younger than 5 years of age, Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) causes sores and/or rashes on the hands, feet or mouth and even the buttocks. This disease is easily spread through coughing and sneezing or touching infected stool. If you or your child has any of the symptoms noted above, stop by any Midwest Express Clinic location. Depending on how severe the rash and body sores are, a throat or stool sample may be collected and sent to a testing laboratory.
Common reasons to visit for adults:
Flu shots – Adults, especially the elderly and pregnant women, should be vaccinated according to a medical provider’s instructions. The flu is a serious respiratory illness that can cause death. Washing hands and staying away from those who are ill is always good practice but receiving a flu vaccine is the best defense.
Cuts, scrapes, and possible minor breaks – Falls happen. So do cuts – like when you accidentally slice open your finger while cooking dinner. Midwest Express Clinic professionals can often fix these mishaps right in the office before infection or other serious complications happen. They can also diagnose minor breaks and stabilize them before the patient is able to see an orthopedic doctor for follow up.
Wellness and employment physicals – These are often required upon taking a new job, or annually for some employers. Midwest Express Clinic can do full exams and get you up to speed on any vaccines or other requirements.
Other family services include:
Asthma –Asthma sufferers from all ages can’t afford to sit for hours in an emergency waiting room and they may not be able to get an immediate appointment at their doctor’s office. However, at Midwest Express Clinic urgent care, an appointment is not required, and it’s guarantee you will receive fast treatment by one of our medical providers.
Allergies –If you suffer from allergies, then you know all too well about the itchy eyes, runny nose, constant sneezing, coughing and fatigue that may come along with this diagnosis. Make a quick pit stop at any Midwest Express Clinic location to get a handle on these pesky symptoms.
Tetanus vaccinations and booster shots –As children, our parents make important decisions for us regarding health care and preventative measures such as vaccinations and booster shots. As adults, these decisions are our responsibility. The booster shot for the tetanus vaccine is especially important as it becomes less effective over time and should be received every 10 years. If you are concerned you have been exposed to tetanus bacteria, or if you want to take preventative measures with a booster shot, Midwest Express Clinic urgent care is here to help.
To find an urgent care location near you, visit https://midwestexpressclinic.com/map-locations/ and make your next appointment at Midwest Express Clinic. To expedite this process by setting up an appointment online, submitting insurance information, and getting pre-registered before you even walk through the doors of a Midwest Express Clinic, click here.