They don’t call it the “common” cold for no reason! Most adults will get an average of two to three colds per year, and children will have even more. Though you can catch a cold at any time in the year, they are most common in the winter months.
Colds spread very easy through coughing and sneezing, and you are considered most contagious during the first few days.
Signs of a cold include:
In the event your symptoms continue after 7-10 days, or have become unmanageable, please visit the closest Xpress Urgent Care for diagnosis and possible treatment. Our providers will take their time to make you as comfortable as possible and do what we can to prevent or treat any secondary infection that may require prescription medication.
While the “common” cold and flu symptoms can be similar, flu symptoms tend to develop suddenly and are more severe. The best way to truly determine if you have the flu is to visit an Xpress Urgent Care location and receive a flu test as soon as possible. All locations have the ability to test for flu type A and type B, as well as test for the COVID-19 virus to be able to provide an accurate diagnosis.
Antibiotics are only effective in treating bacterial infections as viral infections do not respond to antibiotics. Our providers will offer medical advice to help deal with symptoms. The best way to avoid the flu is through prevention and receiving your annual flu vaccine. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive the annual flu vaccine, excluding those who have a severe allergy to the vaccine or any of the ingredients.
Flu Symptoms may include:
Any time there is an injury which causes a break in the skin, it can be considered an open wound. These accidents often happen because of an accident, a fall or an injury involving something sharp. The four basic categories of an open wound are: Abrasions, Lacerations, Punctures, and Avulsions.
Disinfecting of a wound is very important! If the wound is bleeding, the priority should always be to stop the bleeding by applying direct pressure and elevating until it is under control. You should visit your nearest Xpress Urgent Care if any object is stuck in the wound, or if you have been punctured by something like a nail. Depending on the severity of the injury, Dermabond, stitches or staples may be necessary to assist with appropriate healing and prevent any infection. Xpress Urgent Care can even assist in the removal of stitches or staples when it comes time for them to be removed.
In some cases a vaccination may be recommended as a precautionary measure. Ice and over-the- counter pain relievers can help minimize swelling and pain. When needed, the provider will prescribe any antibiotics to prevent infection. Seek immediate medical attention if the injury is a result of a serious accident, if the bleeding is uncontrolled after several minutes, the wound limits function or movement, or if there are any other serious concerns.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) records the electrical signal from your heart to check for different heart conditions With the combination of our emergency expertise and on-site diagnostic equipment, we can immediately start treatment toward your rapid recovery
Check the health of the heart when other diseases or conditions are present. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, and a family history of early heart disease.
We provide a variety of on-site laboratory services . We make this process which can be stressful or uncomfortable as easy as possible for you. Our goal is for each and every patient to leave with the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.
ON SITE LAB SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
We offer a variety of physical exams ranging from school and sports physicals for school age children, as well as physical exams required for technical programs, college, employment, and immigration to name a few.
Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. School and sports physical exams are required to ensure that the student is healthy enough to participate in all activities. A sports physical exam could be most important for any child with pre-existing conditions. Our providers will review your specific physical exam and make any recommendations based on the specific student’s medical history and assessment.
College/ Technical School Physicals
Many colleges and/or technical career programs require a physical exam prior to entry. For those who have outgrown their pediatrician or simply do not have a primary care, do not worry! At Xpress there is no appointment needed, and these physicals can be completed without incident at your convenience.
DOT Physical Exams
It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the Department of Transportation health exam (DOT Physical). The goal of this test is to check whether an applicant is fit enough to drive safely now and in the near future. Successfully passing the exam usually means you only have to take the exam in 24 months to renew, unless you have some health problem which could become worse in the future, in which case you may be required to take the exam sooner.
The basic requirements for passing DOT Physical Exams:
At Xpress we do have a provider who is able to perform immigration physical exams, which include completion of the USCIS Form I-693 and all associated tests and vaccines. Due to the length and complexity of this specific physical exam, they are required to be scheduled. NO WALK-INS IMMIGRATION PHYSICALS.
***Disclaimer for ALL physicals - Physical exam prices may vary based on length and complexity. Paperwork must be reviewed at time of service for specific pricing.
Surgeons often request a pre-operative clearance for their patients. This is to ensure that a patient is healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia. A pre-op appointment typically consists of a physical exam, bloodwork, chest x-ray, and EKG. These medical tests and evaluation by a third-party physician help the surgeon and anesthesiologist decide if the patient is suitable for the proposed surgery or procedure. It also allows them to identify the factors that may reduce the patient’s risk for complications and provide the best possible recommendations for the post-operative care.
What to expect:
All pre-op exams begin by gathering basic health related information such as medical history, pre-existing conditions, and current medication. You may be asked a variety of medical questions to better understand your current health condition so the right decisions can be made for surgery. Your surgeon will likely order certain medical tests depending on your age, medical history, and type of surgery. Common pre-operative tests include:
How to prepare for your appointment:
Try to schedule your pre-op at least two weeks before your scheduled surgery date. This allows us enough time to ensure we receive and review your lab results.
Get your seasonal Influenza (Flu), Tetanus, TDAP, Pneumococcal, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A & B, or Chickenpox (Varicella) immunizations/ vaccines done at Xpress Urgent Care.
Wondering where to get Vaccinations?
Simply, Xpress Urgent Care!
You can walk-in, book and check-in online or contact us (855) XPRESS-5 or (855) 977-3775.
Immunizations, or Vaccinations as they’re also known, safely and effectively use a small amount of a weakened or killed virus or bacteria or bits of lab-made protein that imitate the virus in order to prevent infection by that same virus or bacteria.
When you get an immunization, you’re injected with a weakened form of (or a fragment of) a disease. This triggers your body’s immune response, causing it to either produce antibodies to that particular ailment or induce other processes that enhance immunity.
We provide the following vaccinations:
Feel free to contact us if there is a particular vaccine you have questions about, (855) XPRESS-5 or (855) 977-3775
Why Should Someone Get Immunized?
The goal of public health is to prevent disease. It’s much easier and more cost-effective to prevent a disease than to treat it. That’s exactly what immunizations aim to do.
Vaccinations protect us from serious diseases and also prevent the spread of those diseases to others. Over the years immunizations have thwarted epidemics of once common infectious diseases such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough. And because of immunizations we’ve seen the near eradication of others, such as polio and smallpox.
Some vaccines need to be given only once; others require updates or “boosters” to maintain successful immunization and continued protection against disease.
We are proud to offer STD testing services in a clean and comfortable environment. There are several types of sexually transmitted diseases that do not show signs or symptoms until it is too late, so routine testing for anyone that is sexually active is the best way to protect yourself even if you are only with one partner.
We recommend that you visit the nearest Xpress Urgent Care location as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of the most common STD-related symptoms:
Getting tested is not only for your protection, but for the protection of your partner(s) too. Our providers will evaluate you and together you can decide what tests and options are best for you.
We make this process which can be stressful or uncomfortable as easy as possible for you. Our goal is for each and every patient to leave with the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.
If you ever suddenly strain your body or injure yourself due to a slip and fall, remember that Xpress Urgent Care is your number one choice. Walk-in or book an online appointment.
Sprains, strain, fractures, and broken bones are the first thing you think of when you think of X-Ray services. But for Xpress Urgent Care it is so much more than that! Being able to diagnose pneumonia, clear someone of Tuberculosis, diagnosis a kidney stone, find a mysterious swallowed item, or discover something more serious, are some of the other things we can do at Xpress Urgent Care with our x-ray services. We can burn a copy of your x-ray to a CD if you need to follow-up with a specialist.
We are a dedicated medical center where employers can send their employees for work related injuries, and occupational medical services such as pre-employment medical assessment physicals, DOT physicals, and so much more.
Occupational Medical Services include: