Urgent Care

Urgent Care, Family Medicine, Primary Care Practice & Psychiatric Nurse Practioners located in Glenn Dale, MD
Urgent Care

Urgent Care services offered in Glenn Dale, MD

Viruses, infections, fractures, and other sudden illnesses and injuries rarely occur at convenient times. At Tru-Health Urgent Care in Glenn Dale, Maryland, Nelley Acheampong-Buadu, NP, Melissa Ramsey, FNP, and the team understand that patients need high-quality, flexible care. The team provides fast, responsive service and welcomes walk-in appointments for patients in need of urgent care treatment. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is an outpatient service that addresses medical conditions that need immediate attention but are not life-threatening. As an urgent care facility, Tru-Health Urgent Care provides extended hours for patients who need treatment within 24 hours. These facilities allow patients to rely on flexible and comprehensive care.

Why might I need urgent care?

You might benefit from urgent care if you experience a health concern that requires prompt, but not immediate, attention. Examples of urgent care illnesses and injuries include:


  • Fever
  • Persistent cough
  • Severe sore throat
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Mild allergic reaction
  • Fractures
  • Injuries that require stitches 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)


Urgent care is also ideal for individuals with worsening symptoms from chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension. The team at Tru-Health Urgent Care can provide fast, effective care to prevent chronic disease complications.

How is urgent care different from the emergency room?

While urgent care and emergency room (ER) facilities are both same-day clinics with availability outside of regular office hours, they serve different purposes. Urgent care facilities do not address emergency situations, such as head trauma and severely broken bones. If you may need emergency surgery, head to your nearest ER right away.


The team may recommend emergency care if you experience:


  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Visibly broken bones
  • Concussion
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
  • Severe burns
  • Sudden slurred speech
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting


An emergency center can provide the immediate care you need if you experience a life-threatening or debilitating health concern.

What are the benefits of urgent care?

Tru-Health Urgent Care offers several benefits over ERs for patients in need of time-sensitive care, including:


Emergency rooms are notoriously expensive. If you need same-day care that isn’t an emergency, urgent care is an affordable alternative.

On-site testing

If you suffer an injury, like a broken bone, the urgent care clinic offers on-site X-rays to diagnose your condition. Tru-Health Urgent Care is also home to in-house lab work, such as blood testing and urinalysis.

Shorter wait times

When you visit an emergency room, wait times can climb into several hours. ERs practice triage care, so patients with serious health concerns will always be seen first. You’re more likely to see a medical provider immediately at an urgent care clinic.


Call Tru-Health Urgent Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about urgent care.