Acute Care

Mango Medical

Podiatrists & Primary Care Practice located in Kamuela, HI

Do you have a non-life threatening emergency? If so, before running to the emergency room, consider receiving acute care at Mango Medical, located in Kamuela, Hawaii. Mango Medical offers same-day appointments with its comprehensive team of physicians and nurse practitioners so that when you have an acute care concern, you do not have to wait for treatment. To book your appointment today call Mango Medical.

Acute Care Q&A

What is Acute care?

Acute care is a branch of medical care that focuses on the immediate treatment of minor and moderate wounds, infections, and illnesses. For non-life threatening situations, facilities with urgent care centers offer you ideal care.

At Mango Medical, you can receive urgent care treatment for acute and chronic conditions such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Insect bites
  • Sinusitis
  • Vaginitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Back pain
  • Pink eye
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Abscesses and wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Migraines
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mononucleosis
  • Asthma attacks
  • Mild concussions

Acute care centers can also run simple labs, like urinalysis, and perform X-rays.

How are Acute and the emergency room different?

The main difference between Acute care and the emergency room is the type of conditions they treat. Doctors and nurses at urgent care centers can assist you with non-life-threatening conditions that need immediate attention.

They also have extended hours and walk-in appointments for injuries and illnesses that occur outside of regular family practice hours.

Emergency rooms, on the other hand, are set up to treat patients with serious and potentially fatal conditions, like heart attacks, strokes, and traumatic injuries.

Also, Acute care is much less expensive than emergency care, and you can get seen much more quickly. At an emergency room, it’s not uncommon to wait between three and four hours before anyone sees you.

In contrast, the Mango Medical team offers same-day appointments, so that you can be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner immediately.

Every year, about 40% of people who visit the emergency room could have visited an Acute care center instead.

When should I choose the emergency room?

Sometimes, Acute care isn’t the right choice for your situation, as the emergency room is better equipped to help you. If you experience any of the following symptoms, go to your nearest emergency room right away.

  • Severe chest pain, especially if it radiates to the jaw or arm
  • Paralysis
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Sudden loss of sight
  • Sudden difficulty understanding speech or speaking
  • Car accident accompanied by airbag deployment
  • Uncontrolled vomiting
  • Rash accompanied by high fever
  • Severe burns
  • Bleeding while on blood thinners

In addition, if you have an infant under four months of age who is running a fever, bring them into the emergency room for observation and care.

If you have a non-life-threatening emergency, don’t go to the emergency room. Instead, make a same-day appointment at Mango Medical. To make your appointment right now, call or use the online booking tool.