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Same Day Visit Specialist

Thirlby Clinic, PLC

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Traverse City, MI

You can’t always plan for when you’ll need medical care. The team at Thirlby Clinic, PLC, in Traverse City, Michigan, understands this and offers same-day visits to provide timely attention to your medical concerns. Same-day visits are appropriate if you’ve experienced an injury, have serious cold or flu symptoms, develop a rash, or have a complication related to a chronic condition. If you need a same-day appointment, call the office right away or book online.

Same Day Visit Q & A

When should I make a same-day visit?

As a primary care practice, Thirlby Clinic, PLC, can handle most illnesses and non-life-threatening issues. If you’re suffering flu symptoms or have an unusual rash, a same-day visit means you get necessary care in a timely manner.

Some of the most common issues addressed at same-day visits include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Ear pain
  • Minor cuts 
  • Sore throat
  • Pelvic pain
  • Dehydration 
  • Sprains or strains
  • Burning during urination
  • Coughs and chest congestion 
  • Respiratory issues, like wheezing

If you have a medical concern that seems like it can’t wait for an appointment in a few days or weeks, call Thirlby Clinic, PLC, for a same-day appointment.

What types of issues should not be scheduled for a same-day visit?

A dire emergency does need immediate care but is best addressed at the local ER. Emergency room-appropriate issues include: 

  • Stroke symptoms
  • Suspected heart attack
  • Loss of consciousness or seizure
  • Severe burns
  • Open fractures
  • Pregnancy-related bleeding or complications
  • Any injury related to a car accident
  • Head injuries

If you’re unsure how you should handle your particular condition, call the friendly staff at Thirlby Clinic, PLC, for guidance. 

Same-day visits aren’t usually appropriate for annual check-ups, well-women or men’s health visits, or routine chronic care management. Schedule these types of appointments in advance so you get adequate time and attention from the providers at Thirlby Clinic, PLC. 

How are same-day visits scheduled?

The schedulers at Thirlby Clinic, PLC, allot certain times throughout the day for same-day scheduling. If you wake up feeling ill or step off a curb and sprain your ankle, you can rest assured that there will be a provider available for you as opposed to you having to wait days for an appointment. 

Though the team at Thirlby Clinic, PLC, works hard to adhere to a schedule and minimize patient wait times, know that you may have to wait a little extra time for a same-day visit. 

If you have an urgent medical question when the clinic is closed, you can still call the office and talk to an on-call physician. They can direct you to whether you should schedule an appointment for the next day or head straight to an ER for immediate care.

If you have an immediate medical need, call Thirlby Clinic, PLC, to schedule a same-day visit.