Health Tips For College Freshmen
Each year, thousands of students across the U.S. leave home and move into college dormitories or apartments. For many of these students the adjustment to this independence and being away from home for the first time can bring some challenges. For many college freshmen, moving away to school may mean taking responsibility for their own health and wellness for the first time.
Urgent Care Average Wait Times
One of the most-frequent questions we get is “How long is my wait time to be seen?” That is a difficult question to answer because wait times do vary. Depending on the number of people waiting and the severity of sickness or illness, the wait can be as little as a few minutes or as long as over an hour. That said, most urgent care patients wait less than 15 minutes to be seen and usually complete their visit in less than an hour.
Urgent Care Network of Omaha FAQs
Urgent Care Network of Omaha clinics include Bellevue Urgent Care, Rockbrook Urgent Care, and Crossroads Urgent Care. We are a locally-owned small business, independent of any hospital organization.
To help you better understand some of the ins-and-outs of urgent care, here are some answers to Urgent Care Network of Omaha Clinics FAQs.
Sunburn Prevention & When To Seek Treatment
As the temperatures have risen, it’s tempting to spend every day outdoors. After all, you’ve waited all winter long – now’s your chance to soak up the sun and have some summer fun.
While it’s great to get outside and absorb all that healthy vitamin D, basking in those sunny rays isn’t free from negative consequences. Without the right protection, the sun can do a number on your skin. Itchy, sore, and hot-to-the-touch, sunburn is a dangerous part of the summer season.
Staying Hydrated in Hot Weather
It is important, especially in hot weather, that you drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids to avoid heat-related illness. The exact amount of water/ fluids you need is hard to determine, because of differing sizes of people, varying temperatures and humidity, and the amount of exertion you are undergoing.
As a simple guideline, the more you are out in hot weather, the more frequently you need to drink. People exercising in extreme weather conditions can lose five liters of water through sweating. More sedentary folks will obviously lose/ need less, but still need to be aware of replacing fluids.
Poison Ivy and Summer Rashes
Whether hiking through Fontenelle Forest or working in your back yard, be aware of contact with the three-leafed plant that can cause an itchy rash- poison ivy.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three varieties of local plants that can cause these rashes when a person comes in contact with the oily resin (urushiol) found on the leaves and other parts of these plants. Over 80% of people have a rash-reaction to urushiol.
Most Common Injuries Treated At An Urgent Care
As a walk-in clinic, we provide our patients with a number of different medical services. When a patient visits us with a sudden injury, we are readily available to deliver top-quality treatment.
There are many conditions that can be treated at an urgent care facility, from injuries to illnesses. Urgent care is NOT appropriate for life-threatening conditions. If you experience life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room. However, for basic illnesses or injuries, urgent care is ideal.
Workers Compensation FAQ for the Employees
Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. Each state has its own laws and programs for workers’ compensation.
In general, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault—the employee, the employer, a coworker, a customer, or another third party. But there are some limits!
Worker’s Comp Healthcare Services
Urgent Care Network of Omaha aims to provide prompt, personal, and professional healthcare to all injured workers, help employers reduce costs by offering expert occupational healthcare services including drug testing and workers’ comp, and to communicate with our clients in a clear and precise manner. We are committed to timely and appropriate medical treatment that will eliminate or reduce lost work days.
Urgent Care vs Emergency Room
It’s important to know where to go when an illness or injury occurs. We can help you better understand when to visit an urgent care vs emergency room.
While emergency rooms serve those with life threatening situations, an urgent care can treat those needing immediate, less serious care.