The Board Certified Urgent Care physicians at Hollywood Walk-In Clinic can evaluate patients for signs and symptoms of pneumonia, order diagnostic testing, and develop a treatment plan without an appointment. Patients who suspect they may have pneumonia should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lung(s) characterized by shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing, chills, and fever. In the elderly, pneumonia is sometimes accompanied by behavioral, cognitive, or mood changes.
In most cases, urgent care is an appropriate first stop for the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia. Patients experiencing loss of consciousness, severe difficulty breathing, or other life-threatening symptoms should seek treatment through the emergency department.
In some cases, especially the elderly and very young, hospitalization is required for close monitoring and intervention. Hollywood Walk-In Clinic has privileges to admit patients to local hospitals prepared to manage a hospitalization for pneumonia.
The treatment for pneumonia depends on the cause. Bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics while viral pneumonia is not. Other medications can be prescribed to manage the symptoms of pneumonia. Patients who are hospitalized generally require IV fluids, oxygen, and periodic breathing treatments.
Patients should come back to Hollywood Walk-In Clinic according to the instructions received from the urgent care physician who treated them. In some cases, follow up is only required if the patient’s fever returns or symptoms worsen and in other cases, follow up is important despite symptoms or lack thereof. All follow up appointments for the same condition are free for one week after initial treatment at Hollywood Walk-In Clinic.
Yes, when an illness prevents a patient from attending or returning to school or work, the treating physician will issue a release from school/work. Patients who need a release can request it during their visit.
The Hollywood community is hard working but at the same time, widely uninsured. We are therefore geared toward the uninsured but we are currently contracting with insurers for the convenience of our insured patients. We are beginning to accept insurance but our 'payment at time of service' prices the same which are listed on our menu of services page.
"The best urgent care in my area!Fast, friendly, and professional. They know what they are doing"
"The doctor I saw was genuinely concerned about me and make me feel like she actually cared about me getting better. I would highly recommend going here if you're unwell"
"I love this place. I have been there a couple of times in the past and I have never had to wait in the waiting room more than 20 minutes... Highly recommend"
"Very clean, complimentary tea and phone chargers, and free parking even if it's a tight fit. Staff is courteous and professional. Definitely recommend."
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"... I'm so happy I came here. The parking was free, the check in process was extremely easy and the staff was amazing"
"We are glad we found this clinic and it will be our go-to place in the future when we need someone to care for us!"
" I'm really impressed with this place... I was able to get prescribed for what I needed and was satisfied."
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"Clean waiting room, nice staff and Michelle is great. Good to have in the neighborhood."
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"BEST walk in clinic in all Hollywood and west Hollywood area... good service and affordable prices."
"The doctor I saw was kind and knowledgeable. The facilities are clean. The wait was only 30 mins"
"I've seen a variety of doctors and PAs and all of them have been kind, concerned and very helpful."
"I can't thank you enough, everyone here is awesome, I felt really cared for and better just from the great experience. I highly recommend to everyone, such great people"
"Great service. Friendly staff and provider. Prices are reasonable. I'm glad we chose this location. Very clean and efficient."
"Thanks for your help today and last week. I would and have recommended this clinic to a quite a few people."