Urgent Care Specialist

Huntington Beach Urgent Care

Barry Schwartz, MD

Urgent Care & Family Medicine located in Huntington Beach, CA

You have a pressing medical need, but it’s not quite an emergency — what do you do? Urgent care exists for this very reason, and Dr. Barry Schwartz sees patients in Huntington Beach, California who need quick, quality medical care. At Huntington Beach Urgent Care, you’re seen in a timely fashion, no matter where you’re from or who your primary doctor is. For more information, call the office or schedule a visit ahead of time online.

Urgent Care Q & A

When should you go to urgent care?

Accidents, injuries, or medical problems can happen quickly. In the moment, you might not know whether to visit the emergency room or an urgent care clinic. The general rule is this: Visit urgent care when you have a pressing medical need that isn’t considered life-threatening. This includes problems that can’t wait a day or two, or times when you can’t get in to see your regular doctor because it’s the weekend or you’re traveling.

If you have symptoms that seem life-threatening, like excessive bleeding, trouble breathing, or chest pain, always visit the emergency room. 

What conditions are treated at urgent care?

Urgent care can address most problems your primary care physician would treat. These include:

  • Accidents, injuries, or broken bones
  • Minor to moderate wounds
  • Asthma or allergies
  • Fever, flu, or colds
  • Back pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sprains or strains

Dr. Schwartz can also order diagnostic services, like X-rays and lab tests.

What can I expect at my urgent care appointment?

Huntington Beach Urgent Care lives up to its name: You get fast medical care when you need it the most. When you get to the office, you’ll fill out any necessary paperwork so the doctor can see you as quickly as possible.

The practice leaves plenty of room to accommodate patients, so you’ll have ample time to meet with Dr. Schwartz or one of his on-staff providers. After a comprehensive but efficient evaluation, your provider recommends a treatment protocol. This may include:

  • Immediate medical treatment, like wound bandaging or stitches
  • A prescription for medication
  • Routine tests or lab work
  • A referral to a specialist

What happens if I need follow-up care?

Dr. Schwartz can explain exactly what to do after your initial appointment at Huntington Beach Urgent Care. This may include following up with your regular primary care doctor, filling a prescription, or seeing a specialist.

With a warm demeanor and a commitment to fast results, Dr. Schwartz and his urgent care team can help you manage any medical crisis. Save time and book an appointment online or call the office to ask any further questions.