Immediate Care Medical
Immediate Care Medical
46 Newman Springs Road East • Red Bank, N.J. 07701
(732) 933-4100 • www.immcare.com
Patient-centered urgent care for the Community
Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank welcomes Dr. Mary Ann Yehl as medical director of their brand new urgent care center serving the Red Bank community. She was medical director at the company’s Toms River location and brings years of experience in both family practice and urgent care to her new position. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Yehl chose to practice urgent care to provide patients with high quality care and get them back to their lives as soon as possible.
Can you explain the difference between emergency care and urgent care?
Whether you have a fever, a sore throat, or a twisted ankle, knowing your options for medical care can help ease the stress of a sudden illness or injury. We all know life-threatening emergencies require a visit to the Emergency Department, and that wellness visits require a primary care appointment; but for everything in between, there is urgent care. Urgent care provides a convenient option for patients with a non-life-threatening illness or injury that requires immediate care.
It can be difficult for patients to get in to see primary care providers if they work long days and have little time off. Urgent Care allows patients to be seen at their convenience, on their schedules, which takes away a huge burden for patients. Our center is open seven days a week, including most holidays, and no appointments are necessary.
What are some of the most frequent causes to seek urgent care?
People come in to see us for a wide variety of causes, including the following:
• Ear Infections
• Bladder Infections
• Stomach Flu
• Respiratory Illness
• Minor Burns
• Minor Rashes & Skin Infections
• Sports Injuries
• Cuts/Minor Lacerations
• Animal/Insect Bites
• Minor Dislocations
• Back Pain
At Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank, we also offer X-ray and laboratory services, vaccines, physicals and sports physicals, and a variety of walk-in occupational health services.
Some people routinely use hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency medical care. Why change to an urgent care setting?
If you walk in to a hospital emergency room with a non-life-threatening illness or injury, the first thing to be aware of is the time you will need to spend there. They will need to take the heart attack patient or other seriously ill patient first, so your wait could be very long. At Immediate Care Medical Walk-in we try our best to get you in and out quickly and efficiently, but with a thorough examination and diagnostics. The other consideration about using the hospital emergency room is the cost, which is often higher than it is at an urgent care center. A hospital may not accept your insurance, while we welcome all patients and participate with most major insurance plans and Medicare. You can call ahead to the center to verify our participation in your plan.
It’s important to remember that urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. An emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger the life of the patient, and patients with these conditions should dial 911 immediately.