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Flu, Cold, Allergies, COVID, RSV, and Pediatrics

Your Go-To Emergency Care for Fast and Effective Treatment

Medical emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why Village Emergency Centers provides around-the-clock emergency treatment and care for flu, colds, allergies, COVID-19, RSV, and pediatrics across the Houston, TX area. Our expert physicians and medical staff are always ready to provide the help you need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With little to no wait times in our emergency rooms, you can trust us for the best medical treatment to provide you relief and good health in no time. All of our clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to ensure your symptom treatment is excellent, from allergic reactions and high fevers to vomiting and trouble breathing.

Recognizing the Need for Immediate Care

Your body has unique ways of communicating when something is wrong. Sometimes, these signals are subtle. Other times, they are vehemently loud. It is crucial for your well-being and those who care for you to recognize these signs and seek immediate medical attention. These signs might include unmanageable pain, trouble breathing, severe allergic reactions, high or persistent fevers, intense vomiting, or extreme lethargy. At Village Emergency Centers, we treat these emergencies and more with utmost care and urgency. Remember, every second counts in an emergency, and your quick decision to get help could make all the difference. Some of the care we provide includes relief for:

Fighting the Flu With Our Help

More commonly known as the flu, influenza is a widespread disease that can quickly escalate into a serious health condition requiring emergency care. We are dedicated to getting you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible in all of our influenza treatments, from mild cases to severe infections. Symptoms like fever, sore throat, coughing, headaches and muscle aches, runny nose, and fatigue are common with the flu, but may not be severe. If you are experiencing more intense symptoms, a visit to the emergency room might be necessary. Some of the more serious signs to be aware of with influenza are:

  • High Fever That Doesn’t Improve With Medication
  • Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath
  • Pain or Pressure in Chest or Abdomen
  • Sudden Dizziness or Confusion
  • Severe or Persistent Vomiting

When a Cold Becomes a Critical

It’s easy to think a cold never warrants emergency care. In general, colds are less severe than the flu but still shouldn’t be taken lightly. Chronic respiratory diseases and conditions like asthma can turn a simple cold into a serious health risk. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms or having difficulty managing a cold, you don’t want it to morph into something worse. Our emergency room clinics are open 24/7 to help you. With our board-certified doctors, we also provide comprehensive emergency services for all ages. Seek expert medical help if over-the-counter medicine isn’t helping, your cold symptoms persist or worsen over a week, or if your symptoms are accompanied by:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Swollen Lips or Tongue
  • Severe Chest Pain
  • High Fever
  • Intense Dizziness and Confusion

No-Wait Emergency Allergy Treatment

The sudden flare-ups of sneezing, constant itching, watery eyes, or feeling your throat close up are terrifying. Allergic reactions can catch you off-guard and quickly escalate from uncomfortable to life-threatening, so it’s essential to seek emergency care immediately. Our clinics in the Houston, TX area always have little to no wait times, ensuring your allergic reaction is treated quickly and masterfully. With our skilled team ready to act, we can handle food allergies, drug allergies, environmental allergies, and more to provide you with fast relief. Some of the treatments for allergic reactions we may administer include:

  • Antihistamines or Corticosteroids to Control Severe Reactions
  • Epinephrine Injections for Anaphylaxis
  • Oxygen Therapy for Respiratory Reactions
  • Intravenous Fluids and Medications to Prevent Shock
  • Post-Treatment Observation and Monitoring

Providing Exceptional COVID-19 Care

Since 2020, COVID-19 has ravaged our Houston, TX community. Unfortunately, it’s here to stay. As it continues to spread, many people will need emergency care. We understand the severity and danger of COVID-19 and have taken every precaution to ensure our clinics are safe and clean for your visit. Our goal is to ensure your treatment of COVID-19 is effective and efficient, keeping you comfortable and safe throughout the process. When you come to our emergency rooms with COVID-19 complications, we will consider these strategies:

  • Prompt Testing
  • Antiviral Medications
  • Respiratory Support
  • Monitoring and Care
  • Inflammation Reduction Steroids

Recognizing RSV and Its Symptoms

One of the many conditions we treat at our ER is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). This virus causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract, but it can evolve into more severe illnesses like pneumonia and bronchiolitis. For many, it manifests itself as very similar to a common cold. However, in older adults and infants, RSV can be extremely dangerous. At our ER clinics, we’re equipped to accurately diagnose and treat RSV, ensuring your path to recovery is swift and free from future complications. If you are worried you or a loved one may have RSV, look for these common symptoms:

  • High Fever
  • Severe Cough
  • Wheezing or Difficulty Breathing
  • Bluish Skin Color Around Lips and Fingertips
  • Fatigue and Sluggishness

Entrust Your Child’s Health to Our Pediatric Care

When it comes to the health of your little ones, we understand that only the best will do. Our pediatric emergency care is designed with a child-friendly approach, ensuring a comforting environment for you and your child during stressful and scary medical emergencies. Whether it’s an allergic reaction, a severe fever, or a painful injury, our team of pediatric specialists is trained to provide top-notch, fast, and effective care. We know how important it is to have your child feeling well again, and we are dedicated to making sure they receive the treatment they need and deserve. Choose our emergency room clinics for:

  • Immediate Medical Attention – Our ER rooms operate 24/7 and have little to no wait times, so your child gets the help they need quickly.
  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools – With onsite medical imaging facilities for CT scans, ultrasounds, and X-rays, we can quickly diagnose and begin treatment for various issues.
  • Expert Medical Staff – Our team of experienced professionals provides personalized care tailored to your child’s symptoms and medical history.
  • Pain Management Strategies No one wants to see their child in pain. We offer an assortment of solutions to make sure your child feels comfortable and their needs are met.
  • Comprehensive Care – From acute conditions to chronic illnesses and pains, we’re equipped to handle anything to ensure your child is as healthy as possible.

The Dangers of Not Seeking Immediate Care

Ignoring or delaying treatment for health emergencies can lead to severe long-term effects. Not seeking immediate emergency care can exacerbate symptoms, prolong illness, and, in severe cases, result in irreversible damage or even death. Lots of times, early detection not only provides immediate relief but also locates and addresses underlying and unseen health issues. At our ER clinics, we provide prompt, professional help to minimize these risks and provide the urgent care you need. Take a look at how some of these common illnesses can affect you if they are left untreated:

  • Flu – Untreated influenza can lead to severe complications like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and more.
  • Colds – If a persistent cold is ignored, you may end up with sinus, ear, or chest infections that lead to even more health complications.
  • Allergic Reactions – Allergic reactions should always be taken seriously. If not, it could result in permanent health drawbacks and even death.
  • COVID-19 – If you’re dealing with complications with COVID-19 and don’t seek medical attention, you may be causing unnecessary harm to your cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological systems.
  • RSV – When a serious RSV diagnosis is left untreated, it can lead to lower respiratory tract diseases. This happens most often in infants and older people.
  • Pediatrics – Ignoring emergency health problems in your children is never recommended. They can result in impaired growth and development, as well as a multitude of future health issues.

Your Health is Our Priority at Our Locations

We proudly serve the Houston population at each of our ER locations. As a part of the community, we have a stake in making sure we take care of our neighbors, friends, and family across the city. With local doctors and nurses making up our staff, we hope to make you feel safe and secure in our friendly arms. Each of our emergency rooms is equipped with advanced medical technology, and our staff is there 24/7 to provide immediate care without any long wait times. We even accept most major insurance plans. Take a look at our clinic locations below:

Experience Unmatched Emergency Care

At Village Emergency Centers, we understand the fear that accompanies medical emergencies. That’s why we go beyond just treating symptoms. We provide compassionate, thorough care designed to ease your anxieties and comfort your spirit while ensuring the best possible medical outcomes. Whether you’re battling the flu, worried about a potential RSV infection, or are looking for excellent pediatric support for your child, our doors are always open. Trust our board-certified doctors and nurses to provide the fast, efficient, and compassionate care you deserve. If you need emergency care, get in touch with us anytime to see how we can ensure your long-term health.

WHY CHOOSE VILLAGE EMERGENCY CENTERS?

What Our Patients are Saying

Natasha Martinez

“Actual fast, friendly, affordable and professional service! The staff is great!” …

Jay Karahan

“Visited this wonderful, friendly and professional neighborhood urgent care facility for urgent care there recently and was impressed by their attention to detail, professionalism and kind care. Dr. Luna-Gonzales was calming and handle…

Cathryn Dodd

“Being a self pay patient, I called first to get quoted on prices. I was informed that they do not do that over the phone, but to come in and they could quote me. From the front desk, to the interaction with the nurse, then ending with the doctor, I had a wo…

Stacey Sperier

“Very professional. Put me at ease. Fast.”…

Max Rodriguez

“I’m a hypochondriac, so feeling certain personal ways at 2:30 am one night, I (soberly) drove up the nearby River Oaks Emergency and it was extremely quick, professional and pleasant. I thank you all for your help and support.”…

Carlos Gonzales

“Was having palpitations in my chest. The physician and nursing staff tended to me immediately. Checked my vital signs, EKG and labs without delay and I was reassured that everything was fine. I was in and out in 30 min. Excellent service and facility.