When my daughter fell down a flight of steps, I was so thankful that she was not seriously hurt. She had twisted her ankle though, and her side was pretty bruised up. She did not want to go to the hospital, but I insisted that she needed to at least go to urgent care in Roseville CA. I knew that even though she was not hurting to where we needed to call an ambulance, that it could be worse than what she was actually feeling. I had no problem not taking her to the emergency room because I knew that urgent care centers are able to handle situations like this.
I knew that if there was something more serious going on, then the doctor at the urgent care center would have us go to the emergency room immediately. I had never been to an urgent care, so I had to go online and look at the different ones in the area. It did not take me long to find the one that I wanted to use. I was able to take her there without an appointment, and she did not have to wait long to be seen either.
The doctor gave her a very thorough examination after knowing all of the details of what had happened. I could tell that the pain was getting worse in her ankle as soon as the doctor touched it. He did an X-ray on it, and thankfully it was not broken. He did order her to stay off of it as much as possible, and I was happy for that. He also had imaging done on her side but there was no internal damage done from her fall. We were able to leave about an hour after we had gotten there, and that is a place I will definitely use again in the future.