Auto-Related Accidents

If you are involved in an automobile-related accident, then you should visit WellCare Urgent Care in Grand Rapids for treatment plan an evaluation of minor and serious injuries.

Auto Accident Injuries

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, then you should visit WellCare for an evaluation. Drivers and passengers in motor vehicle accidents can suffer a variety of issues from neck injuries, soft tissue injuries, or traumatic brain injuries from minor collisions when the head, neck, and back are thrown forward from an impact. This can lead to neck pain, shoulder pain, whiplash injuries, or chronic pain that is slow to heal. In addition to making sure that you don’t have a concussion, broken bones, or internal bleeding, an examination from a physician is helpful later if you need to apply for disability payments. In some cases, it is difficult to prove that discomfort was caused by an accident that occurred days or weeks before, but with the same medical records and information from a physician, you have documentation of the accident.

Unnoticeable Car Crash Injuries

When involved in auto accidents, you can sustain an injury to the legs, including the ankles, knees, or thighs. A vehicular collision can harm the bones in your hips or vertebrae. It is possible to have a herniated disk in your spine that can take months to overcome. If your spinal cord is squeezed, then you can experience numbness in your legs, back, or neck. At WellCare, you can have X-rays or MRI testing to determine if you have broken bones, damaged organs, or other serious medical issues. It is possible to have a major injury inside your body that isn’t noticeable until you return home. Sometimes a car crash, there may be internal bleeding that is unnoticeable unless observed by a doctor. The assistance of a medical staff and reputable healthcare provider is imperative to reduce recovery time during the healing process and restore functions and range of motion.

Medical Evaluation and Prescriptions for the Recovery Process

At WellCare Urgent Care, one of our highly skilled physicians can determine if you have a medical problem that requires hospitalization or surgery. If you have pain in a limb, then a physician can check for a closed fracture or strain injury that might require a cast or a brace. When you have lacerations from broken glass, a physician can clean and stitch the wound. We will check your rib cage with various techniques to make sure that you don’t have common injuries like a broken rib or a more serious accident injury such as a punctured lung. You can also receive pain medications for your discomfort or antibiotics to treat injuries and prevent an infection.

Auto Insurance and Health Insurance Company Verification

When you don’t visit healthcare professionals after a collision, your insurance provider may refuse to pay for medical bills or a personal injury claim that occurs later. Within a few days of the car accident, you may begin to experience pain or post-traumatic stress disorder from the collision that makes standing or walking impossible, but the insurance company’s representatives may think that you incurred the injury from some other type of accident.

Come into WellCare

If you have recently been injured in an auto accident you must see a doctor, even if you are seemingly fine. Come into WellCare in Grand Rapids to get checked by a team member so that we can be sure you are okay and have sustained no injuries. We accept walk-ins at our Cascade and Leonard locations or you can book an appointment online through our virtual waitlist.

Should I visit Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care

When you have any medical condition that is non-life threatening or have general medical needs, then an Urgent Care center can take care of these. WellCare Urgent Care takes care of a variety of medical concerns such as the flu, vaccinations, physicals, allergy symptoms, and more.

WellCare Urgent care is convenient because it is quick and cost-effective.

Average visit time: 1 hour
Average cost: $150

Emergency Room

Emergency care is necessary when you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This could be a heart attack, stroke, head injury, or other trauma that requires more advanced treatment. If you or someone you love has a life-threatening illness or injury, then you need to call 911 and get to the closest Emergency Room.

Emergency Rooms, while the best option for serious trauma, do take time and are costly.

Average Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Average Cost Per Visit: $1700

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