Acute Care Management

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care -  - Family Medicine

Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care

Family Medicine located in Santa Cruz, CA

Getting sick or injured is not convenient, but getting the care you need should be. At Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, we provide responsive scheduling and prompt attention for your acute medical concerns. We treat a wide variety of common illnesses and injuries. As a convenient and cost affective service to our patients, we offer several diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and dispense selected prescription medications on -site. To learn more about Acute Care at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, please call or schedule a meet-and-greet visit.

Acute Care Management

What acute medical care does Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care offer?

As family physicians, we are knowledgeable and experienced in managing most acute conditions including, but not limited to the following:

  • Respiratory infections like common colds, influenza, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, and COPD exacerbations
  • Ear conditions including acute otitis media, swimmer’s ear
  • Skin conditions like cellulitis, ulcers, scratches, lacerations, splinters
  • Cardiac concerns including chest pain, palpitations
  • Neurologic concerns like fainting, dizziness, vertigo, weakness, numbness, migraine
  • Orthopedic problems like sprains, fractures, bursitis, tendonitis
  • Urinary concerns including urinary tract infections, incontinence, kidney stones
  • Gastrointestinal conditions like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation

We offer a variety of in-office procedures, at no extra cost, to help diagnose and manage acute health problems.   These include:

  • EKG
  • Spirometry
  • Nebulized bronchodilator treatments 
  • In-office tests like urinalysis, rapid strep test, rapid flu test, pregnancy test
  • Joint aspiration and injection
  • Simple laceration repair
  • Casting and splinting
  • Ring removal

We dispense a number of medications on-site to provide our patients with a convenient and cost-effective option for obtaining prescription medications. No opioids, benzodiazepines or controlled medicines are kept on-site. Available medications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Antibiotics 
  • Topical steroids
  • Migraine medications
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Asthma medications

To learn more about Acute Care Management at Santa Cruz Direct Primary Care, please call or schedule a meet-and-greet visit today.