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

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

Do Ear Infections Go Away on Their Own?

Ear infections can affect people of all ages but are extremely common in babies and young children. Why? Their immune systems aren’t fully developed, which means they’re less equipped to fight off infections. And their Eustachian tubes (small passageways that connect the throat to the middle ear) are smaller and more horizontal, which makes it … Continued

Can I Go to Urgent Care for UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system (e.g., kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra). Bacteria, specifically E. coli bacteria that live in the bowel, are the most common cause of UTIs. Unfortunately, UTIs are one of the most frequent clinical infections in women, accounting for nearly … Continued

Ear Infections in Children: What to Look For

Ear infections are extremely common in babies and children because of their shorter and more horizontal Eustachian tubes. These tubes are more likely to allow bacteria and viruses to find their way into the middle ear. They’re also narrower in children and therefore more likely to become blocked. According to the National Institutes of Health, … Continued

When to Go to Urgent Care vs. the Emergency Room

Unexpected falls, injuries or illnesses need prompt, high-quality treatment from an urgent care or emergency room facility. But how can you easily decide between urgent care vs. emergency room for your situation? If you need immediate medical attention, your first thought might be to visit an emergency room. However, there are certain situations (e.g., when … Continued