Due to the surge of Covid volume and the Omicron variant, we are unable to provide quality care through our telemedicine platform. That said, we regret to temporarily disable video visits until further notice.

While our urgent care generally accepts all walk-in patients, the current surge in COVID cases from Omicron has exhausted our system like every other medical institution. Our team is working tirelessly and sacrificing their own health and wellbeing to serve the community during these unprecedented times. We ask the community in return to be patient and gracious to our staff. Until patient volumes normalize, we have no option but to limit how many patients we see. We sincerely apologize for our short comings and assure you we are doing our best to accommodate as many patients as we physically can.

Every evening at 8pm(5pm Sat and Sun), our COVID testing schedule opens for the following day. If you are unable to find a COVID testing appointment for the day, we recommend you visit our website after 8pm(5pm Sat and Sun) to find a convenient time to schedule your COVID test for the following day.

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Focusing On Your Health in the New Year

Preventing Disease in the New Year

The start of the New Year often sparks patients to make New Year goals to improve their health and lead a better lifestyle. And while focusing on losing weight or eating better can help you improve your health, it’s important to remember to protect yourself from common communicable or preventable diseases and conditions.

Here are some ways to protect and improve your health in the New Year.

Common Preventable Diseases

Many diseases can be prevented through improved hygiene and getting vaccinated. Knowing what vaccines you and your family should get are essential to your health. Some common preventable diseases with vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • COVID-19
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio (Poliomyelitis)
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Tetanus (Lockjaw)
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Remember to visit the CDC to learn more about each vaccine above, and visit Urgentology Care to stay up to date on your vaccines.

Poor Lifestyle Habits Lead to Disease

On the note of improving your diet and exercise in the New Year — it is true that a poor lifestyle can increase your risks of developing certain diseases.

Called lifestyle diseases, preventable chronic diseases can often progress due to poor habits such as a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and excessive drinking. These conditions include:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2
  • Diabetes
  • Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Certain types of cancer such as lung cancer

Knowing Your Medical History

Another important aspect of improving your health is knowing your own medical history. If you’re aware of chronic diseases or conditions that are in your family history or have been noted previously by your doctor, you’ll have more information on how to adjust your habits and support your health.

Family Urgent Care Services in Arlington

No matter your health concern — our team at Urgentology Care is here to help. We will ensure you get an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment for your illness. Stop in today for a walk-in appointment, or call to make an appointment. (817) 799-7273

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