When it comes right down to it, the truth is that there are some things out there that require you to see a doctor as soon as you can, but they’re not emergencies. As you probably know, a trip to the emergency room is likely going to cost you an arm and a leg, and needless to say, that’s not something anyone really wants. 

The good news is that visiting an urgent care center is the best bet for everything that’s not a true emergency. If you’re really experiencing a true emergency, a visit to the ER is absolutely the best thing you can do for yourself. But for most other things? A trip to see our team at Medics USA is your best bet.

In today’s post, we’ll be breaking down a handful of the best reasons to come and see us rather than visiting an emergency room. Keep reading to learn more.

Symptoms We Can Address


It’s totally normal to get a headache every now and again, but when it’s lasted for more than a couple of days or it’s becoming particularly difficult to deal with, it’s probably best to seek treatment. 


Dealing with a fever is no fun, and it could be a sign that something else is going on in your body that needs to be addressed.

Coughs and Sore Throats

Having a tickle in your throat is pretty common, but if you have a bad cough or a sore throat, you may be dealing with strep throat, the flu, laryngitis, or tonsillitis. At Medics USA, we’ll help you get to the bottom of what’s going on so that you can get the treatment you need.


Infections are something that people tend to get from time to time, and while they don’t need emergency treatment in most cases, they should be dealt with swiftly. Whether your infection is respiratory, ear, eye, or something else, we can diagnose you and provide a treatment plan.

Bites, Rashes, and Burns

It’s summer in DC, and that means lots of bug bites, weird rashes, and uncomfortable burns. Just because it’s summer and these things are more common doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get medical attention for them.

Minor Cuts

Minor cuts are a good reason to visit Medics USA because we can disinfect and treat them. Of course, if it’s a deep cut or it won’t stop bleeding, it’s wise to visit the emergency room.

Sprains and Fractures

Once again, because people are more active during the summer, sprains and fractures occur quite a bit at this time of year. If you’re dealing with pain or discomfort from them, visit us and we’ll get you all patched up.

Why Choose Medics USA?

At Medics USA, we have DC locations at Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights. That means that we’re always close by to offer you the care you need no matter the situation. As we mentioned above, not every symptom merits a trip to the ER, but if it does require attention, we’ll be here to help.

In fact, when it comes to urgent care in DC, we strive to be the best of the best. One of the ways we do this is by not requiring you to make an appointment. In other words, you can contact us or simply come in to get the care you need. We’ve made compassion our cornerstone, and that means that no matter what your unique situation looks like, we’ll go above and beyond to put you at ease. 

We also accept most insurance plans, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team because we’d be happy to help you make sense of everything. Don’t have insurance? We understand, and that’s why we offer our Community Care Program which can provide you with substantial discounts on many procedures. Simply let us know and we’ll provide you with all of the details and show you what we can do to help you get the care you need. 

What it comes down to is this — if it’s an emergency, you should go to the nearest emergency room. If not, our urgent care facility is here for you. Visit the location nearest to you today.