Flu/Covid/RSV/Strep: We offer diagnostic “rapid” testing for Flu, Covid and Strep, in addition to performing enhanced testing that is sent to our Heritage Valley Lab.
Respiratory Illness: Runny noses, coughs, congestion and sneezing are some of the most common reasons for patients to visit our clinics throughout the year, and especially during flu season.
Colds (Upper Respiratory Infections): Colds are typically caused by viruses and most people feel sick for several days, although an accompanying cough may last longer. We follow the most appropriate medical guidelines, and do not typically prescribe antibiotics in these circumstances.
Sore Throats: Sore throats may accompany an upper respiratory infection, and we may recommend testing to make sure your sore throat is not strep throat, which is a bacterial infection and would be treated with antibiotics. If we run a “rapid” test, you should know the results of the preliminary testing before you leave the clinic.
Sinusitis/Bronchitis/Pneumonia/Asthma: If your respiratory symptoms last longer than 10 – 14 days, your congestion may have caused germs to grow and bacteria to breed. You may have a sinus infection, commonly called sinusitis. Your bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs, may be inflamed and make your cough worse, causing bronchitis, pneumonia or an asthma flare-up. Our CRNPs use your illness history and physical exam to determine the best course of treatment. We will explain whether or not antibiotics are the best course of action.
Ear Pain: Respiratory symptoms, particularly in children, may also cause ear pain, ear congestion or ear infections. If you have ear pain, drainage from the ear, fever, headache and/or cold symptoms, you may have an ear infection. Our CRNPs will be able to tell quickly and easily if there is infection present.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Annoying and often painful, UTIs are another common reason for patients to visit ConvenientCare. We will likely collect a urine sample to determine the best course of action and, based on the results, medication may be prescribed.
Minor Lacerations/Sprains/Strains/Burns: These types of injuries can also be treated at a ConvenientCare Clinic. If additional care or treatment is needed, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist.