Allergies vs. COVID: Here’s What You Need to Know

As summer begins to wind down for many, and school is back in session, knowing the difference between allergies vs. COVID is more important than ever. While seasonal allergies are often thought of as a springtime nuisance, they can affect anyone at any time of year and are often most prevalent during seasonal shifts due … Continued

How to Avoid a UTI: Here’s What You Need to Know

Between 50% and 60% of women will have at least one UTI in their adult lifetime. Most prevalent in women 65 and older, they affect millions of women yearly with cases ranging from mild to severe. Short for urinary tract infection, UTIs are common infections of the urinary system that can affect the bladder, kidneys … Continued

What Is a PCR Test? Here’s What You Need to Know

With the COVID-19 pandemic still very much alive in our communities, it is essential to understand the types of testing available to help us detect coronavirus efficiently and provide necessary treatment to reduce symptom severity for those who need it. Testing is also an essential step in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the … Continued

Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19? Know the Differences

With the change of season comes the onset of seasonal allergies for millions of people throughout the country. Coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to discern if your symptoms are simply caused by a pollen spike or the latest variant of the coronavirus. On average, about  30% of adults and 40% of … Continued

Muscle Strains: Know How Long They Take to Heal

A majority of muscle injuries are strains or contusions. Nearly 90% of those who experience an injury to a muscle in their body experience a strain. These injuries can occur in various ways, from sports to work-related causes. Knowing how long they take to heal and precisely what you can do to treat them is … Continued

Why Do I Keep Getting Headaches? Three Reasons to Visit Urgent Care

Approximately 45 million people experience headaches each year.  Just because they’re common doesn’t mean you have to live with their often-debilitating pain. Headaches can take a toll on physical, mental, and emotional health, especially if they last for hours at a time or occur often. We believe that taking control of your headaches is essential … Continued

How Long Do PCR Test Results Take?

Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have you recently been exposed to someone with the virus? If so, you should get tested today. At State Urgent Care, we offer comprehensive and accurate PCR testing for COVID-19 every day with no appointment necessary and encourage you to just walk in today. Don’t delay results; get tested … Continued

Can Urgent Care Refer You to a Specialist?

There are various reasons you may need to see a specialist after an acute or urgent medical illness or condition. The good news is that State Urgent Care can refer you to a specialist during your visit to be seen for both short and long-term care and recovery. Understanding the referral process is essential in … Continued

Does Pneumonia Cause Fever? When to Go to Urgent Care

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the tiny air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. Although microscopic, they’re vital to respiration. The alveoli pick up the incoming oxygen and release the outgoing waste (carbon dioxide) that’s exhaled. When the alveoli become inflamed, air can’t pass easily in and out of your lungs. A variety of … Continued