5 Sports Injuries That Can Be Treated At A New Haven County Urgent Care


Fall sports season is upon us and it’s that time of year when injuries mount up. Whether you’re playing football or lacrosse, if you’re playing organized sports or just for fun, injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. If you or a teammate have experienced an injury that you need addressed promptly and with virtually no wait, we can help. Our Orange or Branford urgent care center can see you virtually immediately and take good care to get you back on your feet and running again. While the list below is not an exhaustive list these are some of the more common injuries we see and can treat: Ankel sprain Dislocations Golf/Tennis elbow Concussions Dehydration Injuries that occur during sports should not be taken lightly. While some might encourage you to walk it off or get back in the game, you know your body and should listen to it…continue reading

Be Prepared: The Kit You Need When A Hurricane Is Approaching


With the southeast coast of the United States bracing for landfall from a potentially catastrophic hurricane event in the form of Hurricane Florence, it’s important to note that Connecticut is also within reach of hurricane season. Our New Haven county urgent care center is here to help you gain the important knowledge to stay safe during a damaging storm that could mean the loss of power, food, water, etc. According to the National Hurricane Center, you should put together a basic disaster preparedness kit that includes the following: First-aid kit A whistle to signal for help A dust mask in case of debris Water. Each person in your family should have a gallon of water per day for at least three days Extra batteries A flashlight Manual can opener for food Cell phone and chargers with battery backup Pet food Three day supply of food (at least) The state of…continue reading

5 Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself During #SelfCareAwareness Month

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September is National Self-Care Awareness Month and our philosophy here at Stony Creek Urgent Care is that we want to be a holistic partner in your health and that includes self-care that can prevent a trip to a New Haven County urgent care center. Here are five things you can start doing today that will keep you healthier and focused on yourself during Self-Care Awareness Month. Skip the drive-thru: It’s not easy to stay healthy when you eating at a drive-thru. This one simple step can help you avoid unnecessary calories and eat just a little bit healthier food. Take A Walk: Another pretty simple step is to just take a brief walk. A simple fifteen minute stroll that gets your heart rate up and your legs moving will go a long way towards better self-care. Meditate: Taking a few minutes each day to sit still and be quiet with…continue reading

5 Healthy Lunches To Keep Your Child Energized Throughout The Day

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As your New Haven urgent care center we truly believe in being a partner in yours and your child’s health. One of the trickiest times to make sure your child stays healthy is back to school. With the kids going back to school it is easy to lose track of what they are eating and how that’s affecting their energy throughout the day. A well-balanced lunch will help your child stay fit and most importantly focused for the remainder of the school day. In an effort to help you and your child get the most out of their school lunch we’ve gathered five healthy lunches that you can send to school. Lunch #1: Cheddar cheese slices, a container of fresh berries, tomatoes, and a handful of assorted nuts Lunch #2: Turkey wrap, carrot sticks, pineapple slices Lunch #3: Lightly breaded chicken nuggets, strawberries, cut up cucumbers Lunch #4: 2 hard-boiled…continue reading

Healthy Back To School Checklist


Believe it or not, it is just about that time to send the kiddos back to school and as such there are a number of things you can do to make sure your kids stay healthy and a avoid a trip to a New Haven urgent care center. There are so many things you can do to set up your kids for success going back to school and provide a healthy experience for them when they return to the classroom. Here are a few of them. Get the right size backpack. Backpacks come in all sizes and should be appropriate for the child’s size and age. A backpack that is too big may strain a child’s neck or back and cause lasting damage. Get the right shoes. Generally elementary aged students are required to wear sneakers to school. These should be sized correctly and have plenty of support. As kids…continue reading

Take These Steps To Prevent The Flu And A Trip To A New Haven Urgent Care Center


It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to talk about flu season and we’re ready for the upcoming year. Last year was a long and difficult year for many who suffered from a very serious strain of the flu. The good news is that it’s behind us and the even better news is there are quite a few things you can do now to help prevent the flu from delivering you to a New Haven urgent care center this fall or winter. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) anyone that is 6 months old or older should get a flu vaccination. That is the first step in protecting yourself from the flu. Here are some other steps to take now: Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick While it may be tempting to “tough it out” when you are sick, stay home from work or school…continue reading