Immediate Care Hoover, Al

We Care About You, And Your Time

We’re here when you need us, because everyone doesn’t get sick between 9 and 5.

Immediate care, also known as urgent care, is a type of health service designed to provide prompt and convenient medical attention to patients with non-life-threatening conditions. These are healthcare services that fill a vital gap between primary care doctors and hospital emergency rooms. Immediate care facilities provide treatment to patients who require immediate attention but not of the severity that necessitates a visit to the emergency room. Typical immediate care facilities are equipped to handle a broad range of medical problems that, while not emergencies, require prompt attention, such as minor fractures, cuts needing stitches, burns, or high fever.

The importance of immediate care cannot be overstated. First, it provides fast and accessible medical care for non-life-threatening conditions, which can significantly help reduce waiting times typically associated with emergency rooms. It also helps to decongest emergency rooms, allowing them to better handle severe and life-threatening conditions. Additionally, immediate care facilities provide an invaluable service in bridging the gap when primary care physicians are unavailable or fully booked. They often offer extended hours, including evenings and weekends, thus ensuring healthcare is available when people need it. Furthermore, immediate care is usually more cost-effective than a visit to the emergency room, providing affordable care for those with minor to moderate medical issues.

Our urgent care facility offers a wide range of services to address various minor injuries and illnesses that don't warrant an emergency room visit but need immediate attention.

Treatment for Minor Injuries and Illnesses:

We are equipped to handle various types of minor injuries and illnesses. The types of injuries we treat span from minor lacerations, burns, sprains and strains, to minor fractures. We also attend to illnesses such as the common cold, flu, urinary tract infections, ear and eye infections, skin conditions, and mild allergic reactions. These are but a few of the conditions we handle on a day-to-day basis. In essence, we treat a wide range of minor to moderate injuries and illnesses, which do not require intensive or specialized hospital care.

Our treatment approach and techniques are tailored to the specific needs of the patient and the nature of their ailment. Initial diagnosis is based on the assessment of symptoms and medical history, and if necessary, we perform appropriate lab tests or imaging to confirm the diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is established, the appropriate treatment protocol is initiated. This may range from prescribing medication to wound management or performing minor procedures. An integral part of our treatment approach is patient education. We ensure patients fully understand their condition, the proposed treatment plan, and any necessary aftercare, empowering them to participate actively in their own healthcare journey.

The services offered at our immediate care facility encompass a broad spectrum of healthcare needs to ensure you receive prompt and adequate treatment when you need it.

X-rays and Lab Work:

Our facility provides a wide array of X-ray and laboratory services. The types of X-rays available encompass chest imaging, bone and joint imaging, and more to diagnose a variety of conditions, from fractures to lung diseases. As for lab tests, we offer comprehensive services that include complete blood count, urinalysis, cultures for infections, and a wide variety of other specific tests, based on the medical condition at hand. The use of X-rays and lab work plays an indispensable role in diagnostics. They give us an inside look into your body, help detect abnormalities, monitor the progress of treatment, and can assist in ruling out certain conditions, thereby helping to accurately inform treatment plans.


At our immediate care facility, we administer stitches in circumstances where a wound is too deep or wide to heal naturally. This could be due to various reasons, from accidental cuts by sharp objects to surgical incisions. Our healthcare professionals follow a meticulous process of cleaning and stitching wounds, which begins with local anesthesia to numb the area. The wound is then cleaned thoroughly to remove debris and prevent infection, followed by the actual stitching procedure, which might involve either dissolvable or non-dissolvable sutures, based on the depth and location of the wound.

Minor Surgery:

Our clinic performs a number of minor surgical procedures. These range from simple procedures like mole or cyst removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, and wound repair to certain types of biopsies. All these surgeries are performed under local anesthesia and involve only the superficial layers of the skin. Precautions and aftercare for minor surgery are essential. These involve keeping the surgical area clean and dry, taking prescribed medications, and monitoring for signs of infection. A follow-up appointment will also be scheduled to ensure the surgical site is healing properly and to remove any non-dissolvable stitches if necessary.


Our immediate care facility offers a variety of vaccinations, catering to different age groups, risk factors, and according to regional guidelines. This includes routine immunizations like MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), influenza, pneumococcal vaccines, and travel vaccines, among others. Vaccinations are a crucial component of preventative care, providing immunity against infectious diseases, thus reducing the risk of illness, and curbing the spread of preventable diseases within the community.


We conduct several types of physical examinations, including annual check-ups, pre-employment physicals, and sports physicals. Each type of physical is designed to assess an individual's overall health and fitness for specific tasks or sports. A typical physical examination involves assessing vital signs, conducting a comprehensive physical examination, reviewing medical history, and may also include relevant lab tests and screenings based on age, gender, and personal or family medical history. The goal is to assess your overall health status, identify potential health issues early, and guide preventive care and lifestyle modifications.

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