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ENT Urgent Care

ENT Urgent Care in Rockville, MD

Physicians Now Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic can treat a variety of ENT concerns, including sinusitis, ear infections, tonsilitis, and much more. Contact us today for more information or book your consultation. We are conveniently located at 15215 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

ENT Urgent Care Near Me in Rockville MD
ENT Urgent Care Near Me in Rockville MD

Table of Contents:

What is an ENT urgent care?
What is the most common ENT emergency?
Do I need a referral to visit an ENT urgent care?
What services are provided at ENT urgent care?

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions can be very complex, regardless of the severity of the condition, simply due to the intricacies of the associated anatomy and how closely connected all of these areas are to one another. Any issues that affect one component can quickly affect the surrounding structures and are all part of the upper respiratory system. Very important structures are included in these areas, such as the sinuses, vocal cords, and eardrums, which are all very sensitive areas that often require specialized care from an ENT specialist for accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and care.

What is an ENT urgent care?


An ENT urgent care clinic is a type of specialized urgent medical care facility that provides urgent care to those who are suffering from acute ENT conditions that are not life-threatening but are unable to wait for medical attention overnight or over a weekend and are not severe enough to visit an emergency room. ENT physicians treat any and all problems within the ears, nose, and throat, specifically focusing on the anatomy, pathology, and physiology of the general function and structure of the head and neck as well as the ears, nose, and throat. Medical problems that affect the ears, nose, and throat can often be fairly complex, requiring professional care from a specialist rather than just visiting any urgent care clinic or emergency room that is not equipped with qualified specialists to provide this essential care. ENT urgent care clinics can treat a variety of ENT concerns, including sinusitis, ear infections, tonsilitis, and much more.

What is the most common ENT emergency?


ENT emergencies can vary quite a bit in severity, with many just needing immediate or urgent care to prevent the condition from worsening or to minimize painful or uncomfortable symptoms, and others needing emergency medical care due to the condition being life-threatening or likely to cause permanent damage. Some examples of very severe emergency ENT conditions include airway obstruction, severe allergic reactions, anything interfering with the patient’s ability to breathe, and severe infections that can lead to complications. Trauma to the face, head, and neck can also be incredibly serious depending on the location and extent of damage. Other common ENT conditions that are urgent or require immediate care include:

• Severe nosebleeds that persist
• Throat infections
• Ear infections
• Tonsilitis
• Sinusitis
• Sudden hearing loss
• Foreign objects stuck in the nose or ear
• Facial trauma (such as cuts, bruises, or fractures)

Do I need a referral to visit an ENT urgent care?


In most cases, a referral is not required for those needing urgent care services, regardless of the medical specialty, with ear, nose, and throat specialists included. If you need urgent care to treat an ENT condition, you can typically just walk-in into the clinic and receive the care you need as quickly as possible. You may be required to have a referral to see a specialist for conditions that are not considered to be urgent or emergent. If you need longer-term care or will likely need ongoing ENT care, you will likely need to have a referral to an ENT physician that is provided by a primary care physician. Patient’s who are suffering from an acute ENT condition should have access to the care that they need as quickly as possible to treat the condition, minimizing the risks of complications, long-term damage, or any discomfort, so most urgent care clinics that provide ENT specific services are unlikely to require a referral. However, all clinics can vary so if you have an ENT specific acute condition, it is recommended you reach out to nearby clinics to determine if you need a referral in order to receive specialist ENT care.

What services are provided at ENT urgent care?


The services that are provided at urgent care clinics that are specific to ENT care include evaluation and treatment for but not limited to the following conditions:

• Ear infections
• Sinus infections
• Allergies
• Vertigo
• Hearing loss
• Voice and swallowing disorders

Any recommended medications such as pain relief medication or antibiotics can be prescribed through an urgent care visit to help minimize discomfort and support a speedy recovery when applicable. ENT specialists are also qualified to perform minor surgical procedures such as nasal endoscopies, foreign object removals, or earwax removals. The goal of urgent ENT care is to provide comprehensive care for any ENT-related issues that are not life-threatening but need timely treatment or symptom management. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online! We accept walk-ins and we are open 7 days a week. We serve patients from Rockville MD, Travilah MD, Lone Oak MD, Colesville Park MD, Redland MD, Darnestown MD, Anscroft MD, and Wheaton-Glenmont MD.