Acute Care

Acute Care services offered in Natomas, Sacramento, CA

If you wake up with a sore throat or fever, acute care identifies the cause and provides same-day treatment. At Rahma Health in Sacramento, California, the primary care and family medicine physicians offer acute care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Call the office today or book your appointment online if you or a loved one need prompt attention.


What is acute care?

Acute care provides same-day diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. If you or your child suffer a cut or develop a rash, acute care provides immediate intervention and prevents the problem from becoming worse.

Most acute illnesses and injuries improve with rest and at-home care. But if your symptoms continue or keep you from your routine, contact Rahma Health.

Which health problems benefit from acute care?

The Rahma Health team uses acute care to treat various health problems, including:

  • Flu
  • Common cold
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • COVID-19
  • Strep throat
  • Rashes
  • Bug bites and stings
  • Gastrointestinal problems like nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Pink eye
  • Ear infection
  • Cuts and lacerations

Acute care treats sports injuries, including sprains, strains, and minor fractures.

What does acute care involve?

Your Rahma Health provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and completes an exam.

If you have a sore throat, your provider looks in your mouth and throat and collects a culture. They send the culture to a lab that analyzes it for the presence of viruses or bacteria.

If you sprain your ankle, your provider checks your joint for redness, swelling, or bruising, gently presses on it to identify sensitive spots, and orders X-rays to check for fractures.

After making a diagnosis, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan. Most acute injuries and illnesses improve with conservative care like rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and/or taking prescription medicine.

What should I bring to an acute care visit?

Before visiting Rahma Health for acute care, make sure to gather the following information:

  • Health insurance card
  • Names of the medicines, supplements, and vitamins you take
  • List of the symptoms you’re experiencing
  • Questions or concerns about your health you’d like addressed
  • Results of recent or relevant medical tests

Bring the names and contact information of other doctors or specialists you’ve seen recently.

Is there any way to reduce my risk of acute illnesses?

You can reduce your risk of acute illnesses by living a healthy lifestyle. The Rahma Health team recommends eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. In addition, schedule an annual physical exam, participate in routine preventive screenings and stay up to date on your vaccines.

Call Rahma Health today to request acute care, or make your appointment online.

Rahma Health

✆ Phone (appointments): 916-546-5320

Address: 1996 Del Paso Road, Suite 176, Sacramento, CA 95834

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