Urgent Care for Car Accident Injuries
A car accident can happen within a matter of seconds. However, the injuries one receives can have a long lasting effect. Cars are designed to absorb most of the impact in a collision and oftentimes, adrenaline pumping through your body can hide immediate injuries. Even if you don't feel injured right away, it is vital to get checked out after a car accident.
Bayside Urgent Care is located in Clearwater, Florida. And we're open seven days a week. Also, no appointments are necessary and we are welcoming new patients.
Does Bayside Urgent Care Center Treat Car Accident Injuries?
Yes! Bayside Urgent Care Center can treat most minor injuries from car accidents. Perhaps you aren't sure if you've been injured in the accident. Sometimes, an injury isn't easily seen. We will give you a full examination to detect any hidden injuries and begin treatment.
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Auto Insurance Coverage for Injuries
When you have an automobile accident, you must report it and open a claim with your insurance provider. Then, we can be your first stop to assess any injuries. Bring in a copy of your auto insurance policy (Personal Injury Protection, also known as PIP coverage or no-fault insurance). Our billing experts will help you to find out if some or all of your expenses will be covered. Feel free to call and speak with us directly before being seen.
In our urgent care, we do X-rays
and can treat cuts
. We also can help you by providing medical supplies like crutches, splints, etc.
When Should You Go to the ER?
You should go to the emergency room or call 911 immediately if you have a severe or life-threatening medical condition. Some life-threatening injuries resulting from car accidents can include:
- Intense abdominal pain
- Excessive bleeding
- Difficulty breathing
- Broken bones
- Chest pain
- Head injury (Almost any head injury sustained in a car accident)
- Spinal injury
A common injury seen from car accidents is whiplash. This occurs when there is a rapid back-and-forth jerk of the neck. Rear-end accidents will often cause this type of injury. You may not feel the symptoms of whiplash right away; however, per the Mayo Clinic
, some signs you may have whiplash are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening of pain with neck movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back, or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Given the proper treatment, people can recover from a car accident within a few weeks. At Bayside Urgent Care Center, we can offer you a treatment plan to alleviate the pain and heal the damage. Note that it is crucial to come to us for diagnosis as soon as your symptoms develop. We will give you a thorough examination and possibly take x-rays to ensure there are no broken bones.
Whiplash and other injuries to the body received from car accidents will often require the help of a physical therapist. At Bayside Physical Therapy
, we can help you recover from such injuries and assist you with:
Our urgent care and physical therapy are conveniently located within the same building. Keep in mind that insurance coverage for urgent care and physical therapy may change, as these are very different services. Our team is happy to help and answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage.
What To Bring When You Visit
Know your family medical history and be prepared to give this information to the doctor and medical staff. Be ready to tell us about any medications you take, including vitamins and supplements that you use. Also, tell us about any past medical or surgical history. You may also need your primary care doctor's phone number and address if we need to transfer records.
Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?
Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance
carriers. If you don't have insurance or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced and less expensive than an ER visit.
Car Accident? Come to Bayside Urgent Care Center!
Our center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, and Tampa. If you've been in a car accident and have any questions, visit our office
or call 727-441-5044.
*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are experiencing very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care
for more information