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Receive Quicker Urgent Care With Online Check-in

CareXpress Urgent Care Offers Online Check-In At All Locations

It’s summer and your time is a precious thing not to be wasted, right? The last thing anyone wants to do on their summer break is be sick and have to visit the doctor’s office, especially if the visit lasts longer than necessary due to exhausting wait times in the lobby. In most clinics or doctor’s offices you show up just to be told to wait, then get called back to wait and sometimes, you have to wait some more. Guess what? At CareXpress Urgent Care, we totally understand that you want to get in and out as quickly as possible!

That’s why CareXpress doesn’t just offer urgent care services, we also take it a step further and allow you to check-in online. This reserves you a spot in line before you’ve ever even physically arrived. What’s better is that our online system shows you, before you click the “check-in” button, exactly what the current wait time is for each urgent care location.

This gives patients more control over when to they would like to be seen and possibly even which location to visit based on lowest wait time. Of course, on extremely busy days there may be a slight wait in the lobby, but in most cases our urgent care is able to get patients in and out in way less than one hour. By utilizing the online check-in feature on our website we’re often able to keep wait times down as low as 10 minutes or less! We’re thrilled to have read plenty of positive reviews from our patients praising us for this wonderful feature and we hope to make you the next happy patient.

If you find yourself sick or injured this summer, our urgent care is here to serve you! CareXpress Urgent Care has multiple convenient locations to accommodate patients from all around Amarillo, Texas and one location in Canyon. If you need to check-in to one of our locations, please follow this link to view our locations and hours of operation.

Drive safely and we’ll see you soon! Our urgent care staff will be happy to help you when you arrive.

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CareXpress Urgent Care Warns Of Lyme Disease Infected Ticks

Urgent Care Reports On Deer Ticks

In the past few years the number of Lyme disease cases has decreased in Texas, but reports indicate that the deer tick known for carrying Lyme disease is a well established insect in the state of Texas and its range appears to be expanding. Our urgent care doctors warn to pay attention to these little critters, because while not every one will be infected with the disease, all it takes is one bite to spread it if the tick does happen to be infected.

If you find a tick crawling on you, remove it immediately and either flush it down the toilet, wrap it in a sealed bag to toss in the trash, or submerge it in alcohol to suffocate it. If a tick manages to wedge itself inside your skin before you notice it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends utilizing a pair of fine-tipped tweezers for the best removal method.

The CDC tick removal steps include:

  • Grabbing the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
  • Pulling it upwards.
  • In one steady motion, pull the tick out.

Our urgent care doctors encourage you to try not to wriggle the tick around as this motion can leave remains of the tick lodged inside your skin. After safe removal and disposal of the tick, clean the area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.

Our urgent care doctors would also recommend keeping a close eye on how you feel after a deer tick bite, especially. If Lyme disease is not diagnosed and treated early, it may become late-stage or chronic causing years of misery. Early Lyme disease symptoms may appear to be very flu-like (fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea, and joint pain). It is also common for a bull’s-eye pattern rash or headache to accompany the other symptoms.

If you’ve been bitten by a tick and show any of the early symptoms of Lyme disease, you should see your doctor.

We would like to remind everyone that the best preventative is to wear long sleeves and pants if you plan to go hiking near any woody areas and always wear bug repellant. As always, our urgent care staff wishes the best for everyone hoping to enjoy outdoor activities this summer. Should you need to see an urgent care doctor for any common illness, come on in!

Good luck and have a safe and happy summer!

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CareXpress Urgent Care’s Safety Tips For Spring Break: Part 1

Enjoy Your Break Without A Trip To An Urgent Care

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At, CareXpress Urgent Care, we know that many students in the Amarillo, Texas area are ready to enjoy their freedom from school thanks to spring break. We also believe that some people out there may (even if unintentionally) be planning something unsafe. While we would be honored to treat your family at our urgent care facility if need be, we would rather you put safety first. Today, in part one of this series, we will provide you with a few spring break safety tips so that you can enjoy your break without a trip to an urgent care.

Here are a few things you can do to maintain the safety of you and others this coming spring break (March 13th-17th):

1.) Drive Extra Careful: No matter where you go this spring break, you should focus on driving safely. There are bound to be children outside playing and this means you should keep a watchful eye out, because not all children will stick to the safety rules like staying out of the street or remembering to look both ways before crossing the street.

2.) Wear Plenty Of Sunscreen: This is something many people neglect to do, because the springtime weather doesn’t make them believe they will get a sunburn. It may be only March, but people can get a sunburn at any time of the year. So if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, don’t forget to slap on that sunscreen to yourself and your kids!

3.) Devise A Home Safety Plan: Some parents may be leaving their older children at home alone during this spring break, because they still have to work. If this is the case for your family, it may be a good idea to go over your home safety rules like the fire escape routes, when and how to call 911, and tell them about stranger danger.

Our urgent care team is happy to bring you safety tips so that you can avoid a costly visit to the urgent care. We hope that you will drive safely, wear sunscreen, and practice home safety this spring break. Have fun, everyone!

PS: Should you need to visit CareXpress for any reason, please feel free to click here for our list of locations and hours of operation.