Urgent Care Medical Services in Savannah Area and Lowcountry
When to Go to the Emergency Room
If you are experiencing any of following conditions, please call 9-1-1 immediately:
- Life-threatening conditions
- Heart attack or stroke
- Open fractures
- Severe bleeding
- Chest pain
- Head injury or other major trauma
- One-sided weakness or numbness
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe abdominal pain
Some of the non-life threatening problems that we treat include:
- Breathing problems: Coughs, colds, wheezing, mild asthma attacks, influenza, sinus infections and bronchitis
- Ear problems: Ear infections, earaches, foreign object in the ear, and ear wax removal
- Eye problems: Red eye, pink eye, and styes
- Migraines and headaches
- Musculoskeletal problems: Sprains, strains, and broken bones
- Skin problems: Rashes, minor burns cuts/scrapes, lacerations, bites, poison ivy, and abscesses/boils
- Stomach problems: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn symptoms, and abdominal pain
- Urinary problems: Bladder and urinary tract infections
- STD testing
- Work Injuries
- Physicals: School physicals, sport physicals, DOT physicals, DMV physicals, Employment physicals
Urgent / Immediate Care vs Emergency Rooms
When you need immediate treatment for a non-life threatening medical ailment, illness, or accidental injury but your preferred primary care provider’s office is closed or unable to see you within 24 hours, what do you do? For many, the first reaction is to make a trip to the local Emergency Room, where patients with the most serious and life-threatening conditions are treated first and the average cost per visit is well over $1,000.
On average, visits to an Urgent or Immediate Care Center result in treatment that is around seven times less expensive than an Emergency Room visit. Urgent or Immediate Care Centers are able to treat 88.6% of patients within one hour or less, compared with only 12.5% of Emergency Rooms visitors that are able to be treated in one hour or less.
BOD POD Body Scans
St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care-Bluffton offers the only BOD POD scanner in the region. Only the BOD POD can give a true picture of your body composition—fat vs. lean muscle mass.
Who Can the BOD POD Help?
- Individuals – adults and children who want to lose weight and improve their overall condition
- Personal Trainers and Fitness Coaches – who want a truly accurate body composition measurement for their clients
- Athletic Teams – who want to be more competitive
- Companies – who want to institute or improve employee wellness plans and reduce insurance costs.
A five-minute BOD POD scan provides a measurement of your body composition (fat vs. lean muscle mass). The BOD POD also offers Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) information as part of every body composition assessment. Multiple BOD POD Scan packages are useful when measuring progress over time with a fitness/weight loss program. Printed results available immediately. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
BOD POD is located at:
St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care
3 Progressive Street
Bluffton, SC 29910
For appointments, call 843-548-0533.
Insurance and Costs
We are in network with most insurances, including:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Humana* (* most plans)
- TRICARE (NEW for 2018: UNLIMITED Urgent Care visits without a referral for Tricare Prime)
* For other plans not listed, please contact your insurance carrier and ask if you are in network with Georgia Emergency Associates Immediate Care Centers – St. Joseph’s/Candler Immediate Care (South Georgia Immediate Care in Statesboro, GA.)
COST FOR SELF-PAY PATIENTS
We offer an affordable flat rate for all patients without insurance (no hidden fees):
- ILLNESS VISIT: $120 – $225 ALL INCLUSIVE
- INJURY VISIT: $150 – $225 ALL INCLUSIVE
We now accept Care Credit.