Wound Treatment Clinic Near Wailuku, HI
Wounds can take a lot of time to heal properly. At Minit Medical, we have doctors and specialists who have experience in wound treatment so you can easily recover from your wound and the pain and distress it creates in the body. Visit 270 Dairy Road Suite 239 Kahului, HI 96732. For more information, please call us or make an online appointment with us.
If you or a loved one has any kind of minor wound, we can take care of it here at Minit Medical. We can actually see patients of any age and even diabetic patients who need minor wound care. Also, an appointment isn’t necessary, so you can come see us for treatment right away, right on the spot. Come see us today for wound treatment near Wailuku, HI. We’ll get you in and out in next to no time!
Can urgent care handle wounds?
Yes, urgent care can easily handle wounds so long as they’re not life-threatening. If a wound is or could be life-threatening, then it’s necessary to go to the ER (emergency room). A wound like an avulsion is life-threatening, but a wound like an abrasion generally isn’t. Here’s a bit of a list of the different types of wounds and who can handle them:
- Abrasions – Scrapes. Road rash is an example. Urgent care can handle common abrasions.
- Lacerations – Deeper cuts or tears in the skin. A cut from a kitchen knife is an example, and urgent care can handle lacerations that are bleeding controllably. The ER must handle lacerations that are bleeding uncontrollably.
- Punctures – Small holes in the skin that can be caused by a pointed object like a nail. Urgent care can handle minor punctures and even provide a tetanus shot if necessary. However, if a puncture damages an organ, the ER must handle it.
- Avulsions – Partial tearing away of a piece of skin and tissue. This may occur in a violent accident like an auto accident. These wounds are very serious and must be handled by the ER.
Some wounds absolutely must be treated at the ER. You can go to the ER for minor wounds, but in these cases it’s best to go to urgent care. This is because urgent care can treat minor wounds very quickly, but the ER must treat life-threatening conditions before they can treat non-life-threatening ones.
Can urgent care handle diabetic wounds?
So long as the wound is non-life-threatening and not infected, urgent care can likely handle it, but it’s really important to be very careful with diabetic wounds, as they can be life-threatening even if they don’t seem to be. You should look at the wound very closely and make a careful decision about whether to go to urgent care or the ER. If the wound is bleeding controllably and not infected, and so long as it didn’t damage any organs and isn’t life-threatening in any other way, you can come to urgent care.
What treatments for wounds does urgent care offer?
With urgent care, you’ll be able to receive any treatments you need for minor wounds. This includes bandages for scrapes, stitches for cuts that need it, tetanus shots, and other treatments, so you can come see us no matter what type of wound you have, just so long as it’s minor. Treatment is available on a walk-in basis for patients of any age!
Do you offer wound treatment near Wailuku, HI?
Yes, we do! Minit Medical offers wound treatment near you at 270 Dairy Road Suite 239 Kahului, HI 96732. You can walk in for immediate care anytime Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, or Sunday 8 am to 2 pm. Come see us today for treatment right away here at Minit Medical!