Bridge City Family Medical Clinic

Acute Care

Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellness serving Portland, OR

Acute Care

Acute Care Services offered in Portland, OR

When you’re not feeling your best, you can depend on the acute care services available at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic. The experienced medical team provides comprehensive care  for the whole family. They diagnose and treat colds, flu, and infections and can also address muscle sprains and other minor injuries. If you’re too sick to make it to the office, the team offers house calls for those in the Portland, Oregon, area. Call Bridge City Family Medical Clinic to schedule an acute care appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Acute Care Q&A

What is acute care?

Acute care describes medical services to address sudden illness or injury that affects your overall health or quality of life, such as:

  • Strep throat or other infection
  • Cold or flu virus
  • Upset stomach
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament strain
  • Cuts and abrasions

Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offers a range of acute care services for the whole family. The providers take an integrative approach to diagnosing a range of conditions. They use evidence-based treatments to help you feel better and to prevent your condition from worsening.

The available acute care services can save you a trip to the emergency room, so you can avoid long wait times and other hassles when you’re not feeling your best.

When should I seek acute care?

You can schedule an acute care appointment at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic if you’re not feeling well or get hurt in an accident but can’t treat your symptoms at home.

Health issues that may require urgent medical attention include:

  • High fever
  • Sore throat
  • Open wounds
  • Unexplained pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of mobility

You might also need an acute care appointment if you’re emotionally overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

The medical team can also visit your home if you’re too sick or otherwise unable to travel to the office.

What happens during an acute care visit?

During your acute care visit at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic, the medical providers review your health history and your symptoms. They complete a physical exam and may order blood tests, other lab work, or diagnostic imaging tests to confirm your diagnosis.

Based on the nature of your condition, the team customizes a care plan to help you feel better. They may recommend holistic strategies like diet and lifestyle changes to restore energy levels. You may also need prescription medications to treat infections and other acute conditions.

The team can refer you to an orthopedist or other medical specialist if you need additional diagnostic testing or treatment. They can also collaborate with the specialist on your care plan to ensure you make a full recovery.

Call Bridge City Family Medical Clinic to schedule an acute care appointment or book a consultation online today.