Take Care of Yourself: 3 Reasons to Seek Urgent Care During the Holidays

The holidays are here. Now's the time to start planning all of your holiday festivities. It's also time to start planning for your safety. You might not realize it, but personal injuries risks go up considerably during the holidays. Luckily, a local urgent care center can handle most of your urgent care needs. If you thought urgent care centers were only for things like sore throats and flu-like symptoms, you were mistaken. Your local urgent care center can provide you with the help you need for a variety of holiday issues. Here are just four of the reasons you should visit an urgent care center during the holidays. 

Cuts and Burns

If you're going to be busy in the kitchen during the holidays, you need to be prepared for possible injuries. Two of the most common types of holiday-related kitchen accidents involve cuts and burns. If you cut yourself during the holidays, you might try to save yourself some time by applying a bandaid. However, that's not always the best approach for cuts. If your cut won't stop bleeding, or you soak through several bandaids, head to the local urgent care as quickly as possible. If you burn yourself, and the affected area blisters up, it's a good idea to have the wound checked out at your urgent care center. 

Emotional Crisis

It's not uncommon to experience anxiety or depression during the holidays. Unfortunately, most people don't seek help when they're experiencing an emotional crisis. According to statistics, about 64% of people with mental illness find that the holidays intensify their symptoms.  If you find yourself dealing with an emotional crisis during the holidays, don't try to handle the crisis on your own. Instead, visit your local urgent care center. The staff at the urgent care center can put you in contact with professionals who can help you through the crisis. If you find yourself facing suicidal thoughts during the holidays, call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8275. You can also get help by texting NAMI at 741-741.


If you tend to overdo it during the holidays, you may need to take a trip to your local urgent care center. It's not uncommon to overdo it with either food or alcohol during the holidays. Unfortunately, both types of over-indulgences can leave you feeling a bit under the weather. To alleviate the discomfort, visit an urgent care center near you.

If you are feeling under the weather during the holiday season, an urgent care visit could be beneficial to you.