Urgent Care

Advanced Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Kuna, ID & Boise, ID

Rather than going to an emergency department with endless wait times, you can simply visit urgent care at Advanced Family Medicine in Kuna and Boise, Idaho, for attentive care within 24 hours of your illness or injury’s onset. Michael Foutz, MD, provides detailed assessments and personalized care in a timely manner for most emergencies. To schedule an appointment, call ahead or book online today.

 Urgent Care Q&A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is medical care that is available right away at any time. While there are some severe or traumatic medical emergencies that you should bring to the emergency room instead, Advanced Family Medicine offers urgent care for most medical emergencies including injuries and infections.

When you come in for an urgent care visit at Advanced Family Medicine, a provider sees you right away. They review your symptoms and give you a brief physical exam, taking notes of their findings. They might also use diagnostic services, like blood tests or X-rays, to gather more information that will help with your treatment. 

Advanced Family Medicine gives you the care you need at the moment and can refer you to specialists if you need additional care after visiting urgent care. 

When should I go to urgent care?

Advanced Family Medicine can help you deal with a range of unanticipated medical issues that need care right away. You can visit for an urgent care appointment if you experience:

  • Eye irritation and redness
  • Fever or flu symptoms
  • Cuts that might need stitches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sore throat
  • Finger or toe fractures
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Skin rashes

You should forgo an urgent care visit and instead go to the nearest emergency room if you have a large bone fracture, heavy or uncontrolled bleeding, loss of consciousness, or signs of a heart attack or stroke. 

What are the benefits of urgent care?

While an emergency room visit might be your first instinct when it comes to mild to moderate medical emergencies, visiting urgent care instead when it’s appropriate gives you some stand-out benefits. The advantages of urgent care include:

  • Less time waiting for care
  • Lower costs
  • Providers who know you
  • A wide range of available services and expertise

The team at Advanced Family Medicine provides care in several medical specialties, including dermatology and gynecology. If you visit regularly for your physical exams and sick visits, the team providers may know you well enough that you can avoid the extra costs and time of in-depth diagnostic testing. 

Most medical emergencies are treatable in the urgent care department at Advanced Family Medicine. Call the office today or book your appointment online.