Concussion Care

A baseline concussion test will provide physicians with valuable information to use if a child suffers a concussion. Click here for more information or contact the 
Rehab Services Department at 954-344-3180.

Urgent Care

Urgent Care

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Act Fast! Strokes Treatable if Caught Early

Strokes are the leading cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in America. In many cases, however, they don't have to be disabling or deadly. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke and acting quickly may help you or your loved one escape the damaging effects of a "brain attack." Treatments are now available that can help prevent a stroke.

Blood flow problems

Strokes are caused by problems with the circulation of blood in the brain. Blood circulation to the brain can be affected by either a hemorrhage, when a blood vessel bursts (hemorrhagic stroke), or a blockage, when a clot blocks the flow of blood (ischemic stroke).

When 1 of these problems occurs, a person may experience 1 or more symptoms that happen suddenly. The symptoms may continue or they may disappear within minutes to hours. Warning signs to be aware of include:

  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs, often on 1 side of the body

  • Episodes of dizziness

  • Loss of vision in 1 eye or double vision

  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech

  • Severe, sudden headache

It is very important to call 911 immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Medications can be given in a hospital that can reverse the stroke, but they must be given within the first 3 hours of the onset of symptoms. Every minute counts.

Specific treatment

Once warning symptoms are recognized, doctors can begin appropriate treatment. Treatments for strokes are very specific and depend on the type, size, and location of the blockage or disruption of blood flow in the brain. They may include the use of powerful drugs to dissolve brain clots or reduce and prevent hemorrhaging, or emergency surgical intervention may be necessary to stop bleeding into the brain. Quick action and early treatment can make a profound difference for a person's health.

Although anyone can have a stroke, certain factors can place a person at higher risk. These factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, family history of stroke, irregular heartbeat (particularly atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation), and a narrowing of the arteries. People with 1 or more risk factors should receive a stroke screening test from their health care provider. The screening can include a review of medical history, a physical exam, an ultrasound exam of the neck to detect blood flow disturbances in the carotid arteries, and blood tests for blood sugar and cholesterol levels (lipid profile).

Stroke prevention is also important. You can help prevent a stroke by getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking. Keep chronic health condition,s such as diabetes or high blood pressure, under control by taking your medications and getting regular checkups.

Powerfully convenient

Now you don’t have to drive and wait hours at a hospital to get medical attention. The Broward Health Urgent Care team is standing by ready to assist you and your family when you need immediate attention. Now open in Plantation, Coral Springs, and Weston, our pediatric and adult urgent care centers provides fast, convenient care for minor injuries and illnesses.

No appointment necessary, just walk in!
Open seven days a week.

Locations:

Magnolia Shoppes
9663 Westview Drive, Coral Springs
954-320-3323
Monday - Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 8pm
No appointment needed
Insurance accepted

Jacaranda Square - Now Open!
1811 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation
954-320-3360
Monday - Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 8pm
No appointment needed
Insurance accepted

Broward Health Weston
2300 N Commerce Parkway, Weston
954-217-5700
Monday - Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 8pm
No appointment needed
Insurance accepted

What is Urgent Care?

An urgent care center is the middle ground between a traditional hospital emergency room and your doctor’s office. Because an urgent care center deals with less serious illnesses and injuries, your wait time will be minimal in comparison to a hospital emergency room.

Typical conditions that an urgent care center can treat are:

  • Fever
  • Earache, sore throat
  • Flu-like symptoms, colds, upper respiratory infections
  • Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea
  • Simple or suspected bone fractures, strains and sprains
  • Cuts that may need stitches, other simple wounds
  • Rashes and minor allergic reactions
  • Non-severe asthma attacks
  • Painful or burning urination

Services

Orthopedic Injuries

  • Bruises
  • Sprains
  • Broken bones
  • X-rays on site

Skin Injuries/Problems

  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Burns
  • Rashes

Immunizations

  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis A/B
  • MMR
  • Meningitis
  • Varicella

Occupational Health/ Worker Comp

  • On-the-job injury
  • Drug screens
  • Breath alcohol testing

Physicals

  • Schools/sports
  • Pre-employment
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)

Additional Services

  • Vision test
  • Hearing test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Pulmonary function test

We accept most insurances. All services are competitively priced for those without insurance. Physical exams start as low as $40. Please call us for specific pricing.

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Concussion Care

A baseline concussion test will provide physicians with valuable information to use if a child suffers a concussion. Click here for more information or contact the 
Rehab Services Department at 954-344-3180.