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Urgent Care Specialist

Compassionate Health Medical Center

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Miami, FL & Hialeah, FL

Urgent care minimizes your time in the waiting room while giving you access to a physician right away for mild to moderate medical needs. At Compassionate Health Medical Center in Miami and Hialeah, Florida, Julio Gonzalez, MD, offers a range of urgent care services to diagnose and treat you. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today. Otherwise, you can walk in at any time for care.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a type of medicine you can access when you need it, usually with late hours and weekend visits available. Compassionate Health Medical Center offers visits by appointment as well as walk-in appointment slots for when your health issue happens without warning. 


Typical urgent care practices see a range of mild to moderate injuries and illnesses on a typical day. Your provider at Compassionate Health Medical Center gathers important information on your current and past health before evaluating your existing medical concern. 


Your visit to urgent care might involve some additional tests beyond just a physical exam, including bloodwork, urinalysis, biopsies, swab tests, or imaging tests. 


Based on the findings of the exam and results of any tests, your provider can make a diagnosis or refer you to another professional. They can provide care for many conditions right away in the office and can give you any prescriptions you need. 

Which services should I get with urgent care?

Compassionate Health Medical Center proudly offers many urgent care services to accommodate the needs of locals and visitors alike. You and your family members can either schedule appointments or walk right in for services such as:


  • Skin evaluation
  • Cyst removal
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Allergy testing
  • Colposcopy
  • Fish hook removal
  • Joint injections
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Minor surgeries
  • Cryotherapy
  • Stitches


Your provider makes recommendations based on your personal needs and preferences. They also spend time answering your questions about your condition or injury as well as any of the treatments recommended to you. 

What’s the difference between emergency care and urgent care?

Some people equate emergency care with urgent care, but you need to know a few important differences. 


When you go to the emergency room, you can expect a substantial wait time if your condition or injury isn’t life-threatening or severe. With urgent care, this isn’t the case. Urgent care is first-come, first-served, so if your ailment doesn’t involve excessive bleeding, trauma, or loss of consciousness, an urgent care visit saves you time. 


You should reserve emergency care visits for serious health concerns only. Opting for urgent care instead when it’s appropriate can save you costs, and you’re likely to be in and out of the office within an hour. 


Find out more about the urgent care services available at Compassionate Health Medical Center by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.