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Urgent Care

Joseph R. Raccuglia, MD

Family Medicine located in Freehold, NJ

Even if you plan every health check-up, schedule vaccinations, and attend annual physicals, you can’t always be prepared for every health scare. That’s why Joseph R Raccuglia, MD, provides expert urgent care services at his office in Freehold Township, New Jersey. Whether you’ve sprained your ankle or suddenly come down with the flu, Dr. Raccuglia can help. Call Joseph R Raccuglia, MD, or book online for same-day urgent care appointments.

Urgent Care

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a broad term that covers any type of health concern that requires immediate medical attention. Different than visiting the emergency room, urgent care is not intended for life-threatening situations like a heart attack, a severe bone break, or sudden head trauma. 

At Joseph R Raccuglia, MD, an urgent care visit can save you a costly trip to the emergency room. Dr. Raccuglia understands just how overwhelming health care costs can be for the average family. That’s why he’s committed to providing comprehensive, affordable urgent care services.

Which health conditions can urgent care treat?

If you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, Dr. Raccuglia can treat it at his office. Some of the most common conditions he treats with urgent care services include:

  • Cold and flu
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis 
  • Pneumonia
  • Pink eye
  • Deep cuts
  • Minor burns
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Sprains, muscle strains, and broken bones
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sinus infection

Dr. Raccuglia also provides same-day care for managing chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease.

What symptoms can urgent care treat?

You can schedule a same-day urgent care appointment with Dr. Raccuglia if you’re experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent cough
  • Wheezing
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • White spots on your tonsils/back of your throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Body aches
  • Unexplained swelling
  • Sneezing or stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Rash

If you’re experiencing serious symptoms, such as an abnormal amount of bleeding, a painful head injury, or a severe allergic reaction, you should head straight to the emergency room right away for immediate medical attention.

Does urgent care provide preventive services?

In addition to treating illnesses that require same-day care, Dr. Raccuglia offers several preventive services for urgent care patients, such as:

  • Vaccinations
  • Well-child checks
  • Drug screenings
  • Allergy testing
  • Geriatric care
  • Blood testing
  • Physical exams
  • Thyroid disease care

When you need same-day care, the last thing you should have to worry about is where you’re going to go to get it. 

Joseph R Raccuglia, MD, delivers exceptional urgent care in a comfortable, family-oriented environment. To schedule an urgent care appointment with Dr. Raccuglia, call his office or schedule a visit online today.