Your teenager wants to try-out for their high school sports team. They will need good grades, a strong work ethic, demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship and complete a sports physical exam. They can’t even get on the field unless they bring their completed school athletic forms.
If you forgot to make an appointment for a sports physical, simply grab the forms and walk into Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care. It’s convenient, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can choose to use your insurance or pay cash. Before you go, confirm with your insurer that the visit is covered. If not, we ask for a payment of $75 at time of service.
Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care is the only urgent care facility in the area open 365 days a year. The center is staffed by physicians trained in family practice, emergency medicine and internal medicine, as well as a team of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Radiology Technicians. The urgent care website has even more in-depth information about the facilities and staff.
Urgent care centers are a great resource for non-emergency conditions that deserve prompt attention, including cuts, colds, fevers, sore throats, sprains and fractures.
Remember, though, that urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. An emergency is a condition that is considered life-threatening or could cause impairment. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency department:
- Chest pain
- Convulsions, seizures or loss of consciousness
- Difficulty breathing
- Stroke (loss of vision, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred speech or confusion)
- Compound open fracture or joint separation
- Severe trauma or bleeding
- Acute abdominal pain
Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care
601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA
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