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Each year, strep throat cases spike during the fall and winter season as bacteria and viral infections are likely to make patients sick. The good news for many patients looking to treat their strep throat is that FirstCall Medical Center provides strep throat treatment for all ages! Instead of waiting for an emergency room, visit FirstCall instead to get treatment at an affordable rate with little wait!

Many patients use the ER for minor illness treatment and acute services, but the ER is designed to treat medical emergencies. When patients decide to use the ER for most illnesses, it can lead to crowding, long wait times, and usually more expensive medical visits. When you have strep throat consider an urgent care center instead: an urgent care center provides affordable rates, usual a small co-pay, with the ability to use most major insurance carriers to treat your symptoms.

If you have questions, please call us today to schedule an appointment in advance!

How does FirstCall Medical Center treat strep throat?

Strep throat is caused by the group A strep bacterium, which can be spread by sneezing, coughing, and other forms of airborne transmission. When a patient has strep, it requires ample rest and medication in order treat it effectively at home. But for patients that have consistent symptoms, and urgent care center can help evaluate, diagnose, and provide on-site treatment for intense or lingering strep symptoms. If you have any of the following symptoms, per the Mayo Clinic and other leading healthcare organizations, please contact urgent care or FirstCall ASAP:

  • Throat pain that usually comes on quickly
  • Painful swallowing
  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
  • Tiny red spots on the area at the back of the roof of the mouth (soft or hard palate)
  • Swollen, tender lymph nodes in your neck
  • Fever
  • Headache