Urgent Care

Premier Medical Group

Internists & Urgent Care located in Bakersfield, CA

A wide range of illnesses and injuries can be described as unserious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room but too urgent to wait until tomorrow. When you find yourself needing an urgent diagnosis or treatment, stop by one of Premier Medical Group’s two Bakersfield, California, clinic locations — the Olive Drive office is a full-service urgent care clinic. Mohamed Hammami, MD, Romona Dolan, PA, Jonathan Akanno, MD, and the friendly staff take pride in providing treatment that gets you back to your best health as quickly as possible. You can even book an appointment online or over the phone with either location.

Urgent Care Q & A

What conditions can be treated in urgent care?

The doctors at Premier Medical Group can treat almost any urgent medical condition you present with, including:

  • Minor burns; lacerations requiring sutures
  • Suspected dislocations, fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Cough, cold, pneumonia, bronchitis, or other respiratory problems
  • Minor allergic reactions or seasonal allergies
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning, and stomach flu
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and other genital infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hives, rashes, and other skin problems
  • Ear infections, eye infections, sinus problems, and strep throat

If you’re not sure if your condition can be diagnosed and treated in urgent care, contact Premier Medical Group who can assist you in determining the best option for treatment, or book your appointment online today.

Does my insurance cover an urgent care visit?

Only a representative of your insurance company can answer that question, but most policies include coverage for urgent care visits with a copayment similar to that required for an office visit under the same policy. You can contact member services -- the number is probably located on the back of your insurance card -- to find out how urgent care visits are covered.

When is it important to go to the ER?

The emergency room is better prepared to intervene during life-threatening emergencies, which may be indicated by chest pain, shortness of breath, signs or symptoms of stroke, hemorrhage (severe bleeding), trauma, or unconsciousness.

If you’re suffering from any of those signs or symptoms or believe your situation is life-threatening, you should call 911 or seek treatment in the nearest emergency room.

What kind of doctors provide urgent care services?

Primary care doctors -- family practice physicians, pediatricians, internal medicine doctors -- provide urgent care services. They're trained to diagnose and treat most conditions that can plague the human body.

Do I need to make an appointment in advance?

No. You can make an appointment in advance to limit wait times or stop by the clinic when you need treatment. Patients who schedule in advance can expect shorter wait times, but all patients will receive treatment as time allows.

How long can I expect to wait?

Wait times depend on several factors, including the number of patients seeking treatment at any given time, the complexity and severity of conditions being treated, and the number of physicians on staff.

The staff at Premier Medical Group always aims to keep wait times for walk-in patients under one hour and believe in transparent communication when wait times exceed our estimates.