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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 29th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

Holiday Hours Nov 6th, 2018

Urgent and Family Care will be open during normal hours except for the Holiday hours listed below. 22 November (Thanksgiving)            CLOSED 24 December  (Christmas Eve)          8 am to 4 pm 25 December  (Christmas Day)         CLOSED 31 December  (New Years Eve)        8 am to 4 pm 1 January  (New...

$30.00 Flu Vaccine Now Available.. Nov 6th, 2018

The Flu Shot is Here and now available at Urgent & Family Care for 9 years to Adult. Getting a Flu Shot is the best way to keep from getting the flu in Austin, and we are currently providing flu shots.  Flu Season starts to peak in November and continues to peak...

Sunday Hours Expanding Oct 31st, 2017

Urgent and Family Care will be extending Sunday hours to 8am to 4pm effective 1 December 2017.

Basic Ways that You Can Prevent the Spread of Influenza Feb 15th, 2017

Unless you suffer from a medical condition that specifically requires you to avoid going out in crowds, it’s likely that you are going to be at risk of contracting influenza from other people. If you want to reduce the risk of contracting it and reduce the risk of passing along to someone else...

Dealing with the Flu Once You Have It Feb 14th, 2017

The easiest way to deal with the flu is to avoid getting it altogether. However, even if you do get a vaccination, there is a chance that you could become infected with the influenza virus. The way this happens is usually that either a virus that was not included in...

7 Swimming Safety Tips for Summer in Austin! Jul 12th, 2015

Swim Safety Tips When the sun comes out and the Austin weather starts to heat up, what’s the one thing that everyone likes to get out and do? Swim of course! Summer season (and even into early fall here in Austin) is swim season and that means you and your family...

Summer Safety Tips Jul 10th, 2015

What is the first thing you think of when summertime comes around? Some people would answer swimming at the pool, enjoying picnics in the park, or grilling on the back patio with friends. There are plenty of different ways to answer the question and no matter how you decide to spend your remaining summer...

7 Facts about Sun Safety Jul 10th, 2015

Fun (the safe kind!) in the Austin Sun! The summer season is the time Austinites run outdoors to have fun in the sun, and why not? With such a great spread of choices, you could do something new every day and never run out of choices. There’s swimming at Barton Springs,...

Telemedicine Nov 7th, 2014

In addition to in person visits with our physicians, we are now offering telemedicine visits.  Please call 512-423-5130 or check in online and mention “telemedicine” in the Reason for Visit Box.

Cedar Fever, Can You Prevent Or Lessen the Effect in Austin? Aug 1st, 2014

“Ceder Fever” is the nemesis of many people in the Austin and Round Rock areas yearly.  If you’re one of the tens of thousands who suffer from it, you need no education on how much suffering it causes.  But can you prevent it, or is it unavoidable? It’s important to...

Urgent Care Clinics: Competence is Top Priority Mar 20th, 2013

When you visit an urgent care clinic in the Austin and Round Rock area, it’s not because you picked it for a nice place to hang out with a friend on a relaxing evening.  You need help.  Your family needs help.  The last thing you want to feel like is...

Sports Physicals in Austin: Why Does Your Child Need One? Feb 1st, 2013

If your child is preparing to try-out for or begin playing a sport, you might have some questions about high school sports physicals. You know that your child’s school requires a sports physical each summer before they start a new school year (as well as requiring sports physicals during the...

Round Rock Urgent Care Clinics Provide Quality Care at a Low Cost Jan 2nd, 2013

Urgent care clinics in Austin help your family not only by providing quality care, but also by providing care that won’t break your bank. We believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between your body or your pocketbook suffering. Instead, you should have options for getting better fast in a...

Urgent Care Clinics Make it Easy to Keep Your Family Healthy Jan 2nd, 2013

As a parent, one of your greatest responsibilities is keeping the people in your family healthy, and helping them get over it quickly if they do get sick or hurt. This challenge definitely shouldn’t be taken lightly, and it can sometimes seem pretty overwhelming. The good news is that urgent...

Urgent Care Clinics in Austin: Help Us Help You Jan 2nd, 2013

Urgent care clinics in Austin, Round Rock or Cedar Park are all about getting you and your family feeling better and back to normal life quickly. If you’re wondering how you can get the most out of your experience, there are a few things to keep in mind. When it...

Sports Physicals in Austin: When and Why Your Child Needs One Jan 2nd, 2013

It’s that time of year to think about where your children will get a sports physical in the Austin and Round Rock areas during the 2012-2013 school year. The Austin Independent School District requires that all children get a yearly physical after April 15th in order to participate in any AISD...

High School Sports Physicals in Austin: What to Expect Jan 2nd, 2013

If your child is preparing to try-out for or begin playing a sport, you might have some questions about high school sports physicals. You know that your child’s school requires a sports physical each summer before they start a new school year (as well as requiring sports physicals during the...

The Flu is Here; Are You Ready? Dec 17th, 2012

Influenza, or “The Flu”, is back, and it’s high time you get your shot!  Across the board, getting an annual flu shot is still your best bet against getting the flu.  Most of us have had a nice the flu at least once in our lives, and we ALL know that there’s no...

4 Thoughts on Sports Physicials for the Austin Area Jul 30th, 2012

 1.)  Why get a sports physical? The usual answer is that Sports Physicals are required for participation.   The clinical reason is that a Sports Physical is an opportunity to identify concerns that may limit injury during the sports season.  It is important to remember that it is not designed to be...

Protection and Treatment from Poison Ivy Jun 11th, 2012

Poison Ivy Poison Ivy is a common problem for families in the summer.  Our clinic will see patients year round for severe rash with itching that is common with Poison Ivy.  But the season usually starts in earnest during the spring months of March and April.   The best protection for...

The Care Savings Plan and Your Budget: Family Health Care Feb 6th, 2012

If you’re like most people, the biggest factor in health care for you or your family is cost.  That’s a big one, even at local urgent care clinics in Austin, simply because of the education level needed in the field; it’s not cheap.  But you need to be able to...

What’s the Real Value of a Urgent Care Clinic? 3 Thoughts Feb 6th, 2012

When you think of providing health care for your family, you might not think first of a urgent care clinic.  Should you?  What is that urgent care clinics in Austin provide that you should consider?  Here’s another question: should you think about the closest urgent care facility when considering where...

Urgent Care Clinic vs. Emergency Care; What’s the Difference? Feb 6th, 2012

When it comes to urgent care clinics in Austin, you have lots of questions, but one of the principle questions you should be asking is this: what is the difference between a urgent care clinic in Austin and an establishment that offers emergency care?  You might think that because of...

3 Symptoms That Should NOT Send You To A Walk In Clinic In Austin Dec 31st, 2011

Walk in clinics in Austin are great.  They provide the kind of health care you need, right when you need it, and all without an appointment.  While these are all great, there are still many symptoms that you should not use a walk in clinic to deal with.  We’re only...

Sports Physical: One More Advantage of a Austin Family Clinic Dec 31st, 2011

Austin family clinics are a great source of many benefits to families looking to get quality healthcare.  One of these is sports physicals.  If you have kids, they will probably play sports at some point or another.  Most Austin schools require a sports physical be before allowing kids of any...

How Do Sports Physicals Work into your plans for a Walk in Clinic? Dec 31st, 2011

Sports physicals in Austin are nothing new, any family with that has teens will need one.  You should be thinking ahead, though.  Plan for what your kids are going to need in the coming years, that way you’ll know that your needs and the needs of your kdis will be...

The True Value of a Austin Walk In Clinic Dec 31st, 2011

What exactly is a walk in clinic in Austin, and how does it benefit you and your family?  The simple fact is that you don’t always know when you’re kids are going to get sick, fall and hurt themselves, or spike a fever.  You need a resource available to you...

Care Savings Plan: Is It Right For Your Family? Dec 29th, 2011

You may or may not  have heard of the Care Savings Plan, but in either case, you should know the benefits.  Why?  Because you could be missing out on real savings that your family can really use, and especially in an economy like this.  When you really dig into the...

3 Tips on PIcking the Best Family Clinic in Austin for Your Family’s Needs Nov 22nd, 2011

Picking the right Austin family clinic or Round Rock walk in clinic is an important decision that you want to weigh carefully.  The consequences of picking the wrong family clinic are only going to show up when you find out that your family hasn’t been taken care of properly.  By...

What is a Austin Walk In Clinic, and How Can It Help Your Family? Nov 22nd, 2011

Walk in clinics are not new to Austin, but they are growing in popularity.   The benefits stack up fast, but you might not be aware of them at first, so we’re going to talk about a few that you may or may not realize.  Let’s get started. First, in a...

Austin Family Care Clinics: 3 Tips You Should Know When Choosing A Clinic Nov 18th, 2011

Family medicine is important, and the clinic and doctors you choose to take care of your family’s health determines the course of that health care.  How do you make that decision?  What criteria should you use to choose whether or not a certain family care clinic in Austin is right...

Flu Season in Austin: It’s Here, so now what? Nov 4th, 2011

Flu season in Austin is tough on a lot of folks.  If you have children, it is especially worrisome.  The vast majority of flu deaths occur in the young and the elderly.  Young children are more vulnerable to the flu in Austin for a couple of reasons: first, their immune...

Flu Shots are even more critical for these 3 Kinds Of People Nov 4th, 2011

Since flu season is coming, and flu shots are all the rage, we thought we’d talk a little about a few of the people for whom it is more critical than normal to get a flu shot.  This might sound strange because of all the advice you hear from radio...

How to NOT Get The Flu in Austin: DON’T Touch! Nov 4th, 2011

Most people in Austin don’t wake up one day in October and say “Gee, I sure would like to get the flu today”.  Sounds crazy right?  Who would want to get the flu on purpose?  Believe it or not though, as bad as having the flu in Austin is, most...

The Flu Shot is Now Available in Austin at Urgent & Family Care at Avery Ranch Oct 31st, 2011

The Flu Shot is Here and now available at Urgent & Family Care for 12 years to Adult. Getting a Flu Shot is the best way to keep from getting the flu in Austin, and we are currently providing flu shots.  Flu Season starts to peak in November and continues to peak...

Two Ways to Get Your “Flu Shot” Oct 27th, 2011

Flu shot time is here, so here are some things you should know.  First of all, there are two types of flu vaccines: There’s the “flu shot”, which is an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is administered with a needle.  This shot is usually given in the arm. The...

Stop The Spread Of the Flu in Austin: 3 Tips Oct 27th, 2011

You don’t want the flu.  Naturally, you don’t want to get it from others, and they don’t want to get the flu from you.  Since you both want the same thing, to stop the spread of the flu, we thought we’d give you some tips on ways you can stop the...

Allergy Basics Jan 20th, 2010

Allergy Basics Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system.  People who have allergies have an immune system that reacts to a usually harmless substance in the enviornment.  This substance (pollen, mold, animal, dander, etc.) is called an allergen. Allergies are a very common problem, affecting at least two...

Regular Flu vs H1N1 Sep 11th, 2009

Regular Flu vs H1N1 Commonly Asked Questions: 1. Should I get a flu shot NOW? ——–Yes. We began administering the flu vaccines a few weeks ago when we received them. 2. When will the H1N1 flu shots be available? ——–The latest update estimates that the H1N1 vaccine will be available...

Swine Influenza and You Apr 29th, 2009

What is swine flu? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person,...

Burns with patches during MRI Mar 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday warned of the risk of skin burns in patients wearing transdermal drug patches who are undergoing MRI scans. Transdermal patches are applied to the skin and can be used to deliver pain medications, hormones and nicotine. Most of the patches are...

Doctors Gagging Patients Mar 5th, 2009

March 5, 2009  Recent news reports have focused attention on a long-established but little-noticed practice: doctors forcing their patients to sign forms promising not to post an online review of the physician’s performance. The forms are provided by Medical Justice, a company whose website describes it as “relentlessly protecting physicians...

Unhappy marriage harder on women Dec 9th, 2008

The cardiovascular damage wrought by an unhappy marriage may be greater for women than men, a new study shows. While both men and women in “strained” unions, those marked by arguing and being angry, were more likely to feel depressed than happier partners, the women in the contentious relationships were...