IMA Urgent Care Centers offer an alternative to the hospital emergency room for minor emergencies, as well as acute and chronic illnesses. No appointment is necessary at these offices. When you go to one of these centers, your basic information is available via our computer link (if you are an IMA patient).
Laboratory services are available on-site. A facsimile copy of our doctor’s findings will be sent to your primary care physician automatically if your doctor is a member of Integrated Medicine Alliance. If your doctor is not part of Integrated Medicine Alliance he or she may call us for a copy of your record.
Is it a sprain—or a strain? Just an ache, or did something break?
All IMA Urgent Care Centers have x-ray machines and full-time, onsite radiologic technologists to help determine exactly what is bothering you. While x-rays are most commonly used for bones, they can tell your provider valuable information about kidney stones, coughs or other medical issues, information that helps your provider plan the best treatment for you.
All the X-rays taken at our IMA Urgent Care Centers are sent to a board-certified radiologist to confirm the findings. This process is known as an “overread,” and it is an extra step that we take to ensure our patients receive the most accurate results and the highest quality care.
Of course, if you are experiencing a major emergency you should call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room. In particular, in case of a potential heart attack or stroke you must get to the emergency room without delay, as modern treatments for these problems may be able to limit or prevent permanent damage if aggressive care is received immediately. Time is of the essence!