Urinary Tract Infection

Hollywood Walk-In Clinic

Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic located in Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk-In Clinic on Selma Avenue is a one-stop shop when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) or other minor illnesses or injuries.

Hollywood Walk-In Clinic UTI Treatment & Care

Hollywood UTI Treatment

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) produce burning urination, pelvic pain and frequent, urgent urges to void. UTIs affect over 50% of women, while men experience infection at a rate of around 12% over their lifetime. The caring healthcare professionals at Hollywood Walk-In Clinic specialize in diagnosing and treating both simple and complicated urinary tract infections. Consult us anytime symptoms arise - no appointment needed for urgent concerns.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips for UTI prevention:

  • Drink plenty of water and urinate when you feel the urge to flush bacteria from your urinary tract.
  • Urinate shortly after intercourse to expel bacteria before they travel up the urethra.
  • Wipe front to back after using the restroom to avoid spreading bacteria from the rectum to the urethra.
  • Avoid prolonged use of diaphragms or spermicides which can irritate the urethra.
  • Take showers instead of baths which can introduce bacteria into the urethra.
  • Stay well hydrated and empty your bladder completely when urinating.
  • Seek medical care if you experience UTI symptoms for evaluation and proper antibiotic treatment.


Causes of UTIs


Bacteria most often cause UTIs after entering the urinary tract through the urethra. Common culprits include:

  • Escherichia coli from the digestive tract 
  • Klebsiella or Proteus species
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus 
  • Chlamydia and mycoplasma organisms


Women's shorter urethras increase the risk of ascending infection. Urinary catheters, kidney stones, diabetes, or structural abnormalities also raise UTI risk. Maintaining urinary hygiene and emptying the bladder post-intercourse prevents most UTIs. Seek medical attention if symptoms emerge.


UTI Risk Factors


Factors increasing UTI susceptibility include: 


  • Female anatomy
  • Sexual activity and use of spermicides or diaphragms
  • Menopause due to estrogen loss
  • Urinary tract abnormalities 
  • Catheter use 
  • Prostate enlargement in older men
  • Kidney stones or blockages 
  • Impaired immunity - HIV, chemotherapy 
  • Poor hygiene, infrequent voiding


Discuss your unique risk profile so Hollywood Walk-In Clinic can recommend appropriate preventative strategies. Prompt UTI treatment and identifying any complicating factors is our specialty.  


Recognizing UTI Symptoms


Classic UTI signs involve: 


  • Burning or pain when urinating
  • Frequent urge to urinate despite little output
  • Cloudy, bloody or foul-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain or pressure in women; rectal pain in men 
  • Low abdominal discomfort or back pain 


Monitor symptoms' progression. Upper urinary tract infections can cause fevers, chills, nausea and vomiting. Seek urgent care if you suspect a kidney infection.


Diagnosing UTIs


Doctors diagnose uncomplicated UTIs based on symptoms, urinalysis and dipstick testing. Be prepared to provide: 


  • Description of your symptoms - timing, severity, triggers
  • Any recent urinary catheterization 
  • History of UTIs or other urinary conditions
  • Recent sexual activity and birth control method
  • Other medical issues like diabetes or immune disorders


We'll collect a urine sample to assess:

  1. Leukocyte esterase and nitrites suggesting infection
  2. Blood or cloudiness signaling inflammation
  3. Bacteria and white blood cells present


To check for infection, doctors will test your urine for any signs of infection. Uncomplicated UTIs typically resolve within days on oral antibiotics, along with symptom relief measures like phenazopyridine. More complex UTIs involving the kidneys require close monitoring and aggressive antibiotics, sometimes intravenously, to avoid permanent damage or urosepsis. Any signs of upper urinary tract infection warrant urgent evaluation.

Positive results confirm UTI diagnosis. For recurrent or complicated cases, we may order imaging studies of your urinary tract.


Treating UTIs

Uncomplicated UTIs generally resolve within days on these treatments: 


  • Oral antibiotics - we select appropriate course based on test results
  • Phenazopyridine - urinary analgesic relieving discomfort
  • D-mannose supplements - preventing bacterial adhesion
  • Increase fluid intake - dilutes urine and speeds healing
  • Avoid irritants like caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods


Follow all medication instructions carefully. Symptoms should improve within 2-3 days, but finish the entire antibiotic course. We'll ensure proper follow-up care for recurrent or complex UTIs involving kidney infection or structural abnormalities. Trust Hollywood Walk-In Clinic for convenient, effective UTI treatment.


UTI Emergency Warning Signs


Seek urgent Hollywood Walk-In Clinic care or call 911 if a UTI causes: 


  • High fever with shaking chills
  • Severe flank pain radiating to the groin
  • Profuse bloody or foul urine 
  • Confusion, agitation or drowsiness
  • Nausea/vomiting preventing fluid intake
  • Signs of urosepsis - low blood pressure, rapid heart rate


Urinary tract infections produce uncomfortable symptoms like burning urination and pelvic pain. They result from bacteria infiltrating the urinary tract, most often E. coli. Women face higher risk due to their shorter urethras making it easier for bacteria to ascend. Other UTI risk factors include sexual activity, urinary catheters, diabetes, and kidney stones or blockages.

Left untreated, kidney infections can permanently damage function or become life-threatening. We provide rapid, 24/7 treatment for any UTI complications warranting emergency intervention.


Urgent Hollywood UTI Care  


Is UTI discomfort keeping you up at night? Hollywood Walk-In Clinic offers prompt relief any day, no appointment required! Report to our office if you experience: 


  • Worsening UTI pain, burning urination
  • Inability to keep liquids down
  • Fever or vomiting 
  • Blood or pus in urine
  • Kidney infection symptoms 


We perform rapid onsite urinalysis to assess infection severity, then initiate appropriate therapy which may include:


  • Powerful broad-spectrum IV antibiotics for kidney infections
  • Potent oral antibiotics for cystitis 
  • Fast-acting phenazopyridine by injection
  • IV fluids/electrolytes for dehydration
  • Kidney function testing if concerned
  • Imaging studies if complications present


To prevent recurrent UTI, drink plenty of fluids, urinate regularly, and practice careful hygiene. Seek prompt medical attention if UTI symptoms arise and follow through with the full antibiotic course and any additional treatment recommended.


Hollywood Walk-In Clinic provides compassionate, convenient UTI care - just walk in anytime symptoms occur. Don't endure the discomfort of urinary tract infections - rely on our UTI expertise and get prompt treatment.


We try our best to keep our cash prices as low as possible, but we do also accept most PPO insurance plans. Please see our list of accepted insurance plans to the right.

Hollywood Walk-In Clinic now accepts STRAIGHT MEDI-CAL, and CERTAIN LA CARE GROUPS found here.

If you do not see your insurance plan listed, please call us or email at
info@hollywoodclinic.net and we will get back to you as soon as possible!


Worker's Compensation patients welcome. Please bring your claim number with you for your visit (provided at your workplace.

Adventist Health
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Central Valley Medical Group
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health Net