Geriatric Specialist

Forest Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Forest Hills, NY & Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY

The team at Forest Urgent Care in Forest Hills, NY and Hunters Point, Long Island City knows that older adults have special health care needs and aim to provide the best care possible in a warm and caring environment. Whether you need a refill for medication or have a cough that won’t go away, the team can help. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment by phone or through the online booking agent.

Geriatric Q & A

What is geriatric care?

Geriatric care is a medical specialty focused on providing health care for the aging population.

As you age, your body may not function as well as it used to. You may be experiencing more than one medical problem at a time, such as arthritis, high blood pressure, or diabetes, and require various medications.

To better serve older adults and the Forest Hills and Long Island City communities, the team at Forest Urgent Care has special wheelchair ramps, entryways, and lifts for easier access to the clinic and staff.

What is a geriatric urgent care matter?

Older adults are more vulnerable to health risks due to changes in their immune systems and muscle strength. The team or emergency room physicians at Forest Urgent Care can manage any urgent medical matter.

Some of the more common geriatric services include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
  • Shingles
  • Sore throat or coughing
  • Fever

As an urgent care clinic, the medical professionals also manage numerous injuries, including cuts that need stitches, broken bones, and sprains.

What can I expect during a visit at urgent care?

You can expect to be treated like family when you come into Forest Urgent Care.

After you’ve completed your initial paperwork, one of the team members takes you to an examination room to gather information from you and check your vitals. Then the doctor conducts a thorough examination, talking to you about your health and the reason for your visit.

Once the doctor has all the information necessary, they diagnose you and create a treatment plan. During your treatment at Forest Urgent Care, the team is patient and encourages you to ask as many questions as you need, so you never feel rushed.

What if I need a special test?

Forest Urgent Care is designed to meet the needs of the community and provides the most updated medical care possible, which includes an on-site lab for bloodwork and urine testing, as well as digital X-rays.

That means you don’t have to go to another facility for blood testing or X-rays. You get the results of your tests right away and the care you need a lot faster.

For geriatric urgent care, walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment online or by phone.