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Prompt Care — Filling the gap between your doctor and the ER

Does your child have an earache that has kept her up all night? Or are you suffering from a painful bug bite, a urinary tract infection, a cold or the flu?

You might see your regular primary care physician for problems like these. But if that’s not possible – say, if an appointment isn’t available – and you want help right away, there’s another option. It’s Prompt Care, housed in the Center for Medical Arts in Carbondale.

The center is headed by Clay Travis, M.D., who explains, “You don’t have to be a patient at Center for Medical Arts to use Prompt Care.” As long as the center takes your insurance, he says – and it accepts all major plans – you should feel free to walk right in.

“Prompt care at Center for Medical Arts manages simple acute illness,” adds Travis. “If your problem carries a risk of loss of life or limb, then the emergency room is a much better place to be.”

When to Visit the ER
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stroke
  • Major injuries

But there are many other medical circumstances where the danger isn’t grave but the need is still immediate. That’s where Prompt Care comes in.

When Prompt Care Can Better Meet Your Needs
  • Minor burns or injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Coughs, colds and sore throats
  • Ear infections
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Rash or other skin irritations
  • Other everyday torments

The Center for Medical Arts is equipped with X-ray machines and has access to ultra-sound and computed tomography (CT) imaging during regular business hours. Dr. Travis and his staff can also draw labs and do simple urine tests.

Prompt Care at the Center for Medical Arts

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Sat 8 am —7 pm | Sun. 12 pm—4 pm