So what’s all the talk about “Urgent Care”?

  Though the concept of Urgent Care clinics has been around for over 15 years, the idea was never widely known. To be brief, an Urgent Care is simply a walk-in clinic (that means no appointments) that focuses on the delivery of ambulatory care outside the emergency...

Common Cold or Allergies? How to Really Know the Difference…

Cough, wheezing, stuffy nose.. how do you really know if you are sick with a cold or have allergies? But you never had allergies before, so you must have the common cold? Right?… Think again. Allergies Let me break it down for you know how to detect each condition....

Staying Warm… and Fit!

It is the middle of November and cold weather is finally upon us! The holiday season is approaching us with the promise of turkey, stuffing, dressings, and pies- so exercising and staying active is extremely important. However, dropping calories can be deterring when...

Don’t Wait, Zip! A Quick Tutorial on ZipPass

One of the conveniences of going to the doctor is making appointments. Believe me, at Westbank Urgent Care we understand your time is precious. I’d rather help patients quickly and efficiently than have them sneezing away in a waiting room, especially during this cold...

Happy American Heart Month!

February is all about the heart…and I’m not just talking about love and Valentine’s Day! It is American Heart Month. It’s a month dedicated to staying informed on heart related illnesses and how to prevent them. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and...

Alcohol Awareness Month

Westbank Urgent Care is honoring Alcohol Awareness Month during the month of April. What does Alcohol Awareness Month mean exactly? Well, it is important to understand the dangers alcohol may have on your body and well-being. Alcohol is the most commonly used...

The Sun & Your Skin

During the summertime, the beach and the pool chair call our names! It’s tempting to go out and lay there for hours to get a deep tan. Though the appearance of tan skin is appealing, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are damaging your skin. As we all know, this overexposure,...