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Avoid a Long Wait Time in the Emergency Room

Did you know we offer same day sick and urgent care appointments in primary care?  Avoid a long wait in the Emergency Room by calling us first!

All too often, an illness or injury can appear out of nowhere: you wake up with an intense sore throat or cough, your baby spikes a fever overnight, or you twist your ankle bringing groceries up the stairs. While you may assume a visit to your local Emergency Room is the best choice, it’s important to consider all options.

If you are ill and/or need medical attention but do not have a life threatening emergency, it’s actually best to avoid a visit to the Emergency Room, as they can sometimes be long, unnecessary, and expensive! Primary care providers throughout BMC (General Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics) offer same day appointments for the following kinds of minor illnesses and injuries.

  • Animal or insect bites
  • Back, knee or joint pain
  • Colds and coughs
  • Earache
  • Eye infection or irritation
  • Fever
  • Gynecologic issues/pregnancy test
  • Medication refills
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Rash or other skin conditions
  • Same day STD testing and treatment
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections

We always do our best to accommodate our patients as quickly as possible. If you cannot be seen at a time that works for you, we will direct you to an urgent care center close to your home or work that accepts your insurance.

General Internal Medicine – 617.414.5951

Family Medicine – 617.414.2080

Pediatrics – 617.414.5946