Women's Health: When You Can Visit Urgent Care

Sometimes, it just can’t wait. You want to get immediate attention for any health issues involving vaginal infections or pregnancy. But oftentimes, you can’t get a same-day appointment with your OB-GYN or primary care physician. 

We understand the special bond and ease that women often have with their primary gynecologist and we strive to make your visit as comfortable and discreet as any visit to your OB-GYN. Our urgent care medical professionals will ask you questions to make sure they fully understand your situation, perform a physical examination and send samples for lab work if necessary.

For everything from pregnancy testing, STD screening, urinary tract infection and more, an urgent care center can help you feel better faster.

What to expect from urgent care for women’s health

At GoHealth Urgent Care, we can treat symptoms associated with several women’s health issues, including:

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you think you might have sexually transmitted Infections (STI), then it is best to be evaluated by a trained healthcare provider. Many STIs can be treated relatively easily with antibiotics or other medication.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bladder infection and the number one reason it might burn when you pee. A UTI typically requires treatment with antibiotics.

Many of these conditions can share early symptoms, so be sure to make time to visit GoHealth Urgent Care if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Increased or change in your usual discharge, especially if it’s discolored, thickened or smells unusual
  • Vaginal infections, such as yeast infections
  • Morning sickness
  • Vaginal itchiness
  • Abdominal pain — we can help with pain from abdominal cramps or what might be food poisoning, but if you are experiencing sharp or severe abdominal pain, please go to the emergency room immediately)
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Concerns about your period

A gynecological issue can often feel like an urgent medical crisis that requires the emergency room or a same-day appointment with your usual OB-GYN. But we all know that sometimes getting an appointment when we want one is impossible. 

With online check-in, walk-in visits, extended hours and weekend care, convenience is why we operate our GoHealth Urgent Care centers. We also offer high-quality care from experienced healthcare providers. 

For the most part, acute gynecologic issues do not require a costly visit to the emergency room. If you are experiencing symptoms of urinary problems, such as a urinary tract infection or symptoms of vaginal issues, like a yeast infection, an urgent care medical provider can help with urinalysis, diagnosis and getting the medication you need to get back to feeling healthy. An urgent care center can also be the best place to get a fast, convenient, discreet test for pregnancy or STDs, including HIV.

If you’re pregnant and in your first trimester, you’re likely experiencing various health changes. Especially if it’s the first pregnancy or you haven’t experienced the symptoms before, having an urgent care where you can stop in and check out any unusual health activity can be helpful for your peace of mind.  

Urgent care clinicians can quickly address common first-trimester issues like nausea, fatigue, dehydration, breast tenderness, morning sickness and more. Should your situation be difficult, your urgent care provider will get you to a specialist or advise you to visit the emergency room. But urgent care makes a convenient and affordable first stop for anything that is not considered life-threatening.

Save your visits to the OB-GYN for later-stage pregnancy questions or longer-term health planning like your pregnancy plan. Urgent care centers are your best option for immediate women’s health care from highly trained professionals on your schedule.

Just walk in, save your spot online or schedule a virtual visit with one of our providers for most health concerns.  

GoHealth Urgent Care partners with these regional healthcare providers: