Acute care is when a patient receives active but short-term treatment for an injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. Acute care conditions are the opposite of chronic care.
If you awaken with symptoms of an illness such as an sore throat, flu, urinary tract infection, or get a sprained ankle during your evening basketball game, or if you need trauma care for serious injuries including stitches and cuts or burns, the providers at Beacon Family Health Care are here to help you.
We keep a few open appointments every day to allow patients with suddenly emerging conditions to get same day appointments. During allergy season, these appointments fill up quickly, so it is best to call early if you think you will need to be seen that day.