If you or your child experiences a non-life-threatening emergency, you can trust Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center in Newark, New Jersey, with exceptional care. Family nurse practitioners Virginia Atieh, FNP, Selande Charles, FNP, and their team offer comprehensive urgent care services when time is of the essence. Schedule an urgent care visit with Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center by phone or online, or simply walk in today.

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What is urgent care?

Urgent care at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of non-life-threatening medical issues. The Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center team is here for you and your child if you get ill, experience an injury, or notice new or unusual symptoms.

Which urgent care services are available?

Some of the many urgent care services available at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center include diagnostic testing, medical evaluations, wound care, fracture care, immunizations, and sick visits. The Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center team can see you for same-day and walk-in appointments to get you the prompt care you need.

When might I need urgent care?

You or a family member might need urgent care if you experience:

  • An allergic reaction
  • An insect or snake bite
  • A high or long-lasting fever
  • Nausea, vomiting, or a rash
  • Severe colds, flu, or COVID-19
  • Burns or open wounds
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration 
  • Severe coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Allergies or asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Other unusual symptoms

If you experience a life-threatening emergency, head to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

What happens during urgent care visits?

When you arrive at an urgent care appointment at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center, your urgent care specialist sees you quickly with little to no waiting. They complete the following:

Vitals signs check

A vital signs check consists of blood pressure screening, pulse and temperature readings, and body weight assessments.

Medical history review

Your urgent care provider asks questions about your symptoms, medications, lifestyle, and personal and family history of disease during a medical history review.

Medical evaluation

Your family medicine specialist assesses your eyes, ears, breathing, throat, heartbeat, abdomen, reflexes, and more during a medical evaluation. 

Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic tests your provider may recommend include asthma and allergy testing, heart function tests, nasal or throat swabs, urine tests, or blood tests. They might suggest you undergo X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

What are my urgent care treatment options?

Depending on the type of illness, injury, or disease, the Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center team may recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Fluids
  • Rest, ice, compression, or elevation
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medications
  • Inhalers
  • Allergy shots
  • A brace, splint, or cast
  • Stitches
  • Other wound-care treatments
  • Specialist or hospital referrals

Your specialist personalizes each urgent care treatment to ensure you or your child recover as quickly as possible. They have your best interest at heart and can refer you to other specialists as needed for complex medical problems.

The next time you encounter a non-life-threatening emergency, call the Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center office, schedule online, or walk in today.