Can Centra Care do stitches?

Our urgent care centers offer treatments for a wide range of non-life-threatening sports injuries, including: Sprains and strains. Broken bones. Lacerations that require stitches.

Can a walk in clinic give stitches?

Luckily, an urgent care center is the perfect solution for a cut that requires stitches. Unlike an emergency room, most urgent care centers have short wait times and are much more affordable.

Do primary care doctors do stitches?

Your primary care physician can provide stitches and sutures when necessary to close and ensure the proper healing of certain wounds.

Does faster care do stitches?

Treat a cut, laceration or bite with stitches

We can treat cuts, lacerations, or animal bites that need professional care. Visit our urgent care facility for prompt medical care when you need it most.

Is it OK to wait to get stitches?

It’s best to get stitches as soon as possible. Your body starts the healing process right away, and if you wait too long to get stitches, it will be more difficult to heal. Leaving a wound open too long also increases your risk of infection. As a rule, try to get stitches within 6 to 8 hours of a cut.

How quickly do I need to get stitches?

Most wounds that require closure should be stitched, stapled, or closed with skin adhesives (also called liquid stitches) within 6 to 8 hours after the injury. Some wounds that require treatment can be closed as long as 24 hours after the injury.

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What kind of doctor does stitches?

Urgent care doctors or nurse practitioners will first perform an examination of the wound to make sure bones, ligaments, or arteries are not affected. They may take an x-ray if they feel the cut has impacted other areas.

Can a wound heal without stitches?

Cuts that don’t involve fat or muscle tissue (superficial), are not bleeding heavily, are less than 1/2 inch long and not wide open or gaping, and don’t involve the face can usually be managed at home without stitches.

Do you have to go to the ER for stitches?

If your cut is extremely deep, is spurting bright red blood, has torn edges, is located on a joint, exposes muscles or veins, is bleeding profusely even after applying pressure, is located on the face or scalp, or contains an embedded object, you will likely need to go to an ER to get stitches.