2439 N Harrison St, Arlington, VA 22207 | (MAP) | Monday – Friday 10 AM - 7 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM -5 PM
Located in Lee Harrison Shopping Center, Next to Starbucks and Harris Teeter
Asthma Testing & Treatment
Is this an emergency?
Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Room if you are experiencing shortness of breath, severe bleeding, chest pain, sudden fainting, numbness or weakness in arms or leg, difficulty walking, or a severe headache.
Asthma Testing & Treatment in Arlington, VA
Asthma requires careful care and monitoring to properly control. When you need medical care for an asthma flare-up, or follow up care to ensure you are properly controlling your condition, Urgent Care Center of Arlington is ready to help. We will come alongside you to ensure your asthma is under control with both preventative and emergency treatments, all overseen by a caring physician who wants you to feel well.
If your asthma is acting up, stop in at Urgent Care Center of Arlington. You never need an appointment! Call 571-395-9912 or contact us online to learn more about our asthma care.
Common Signs of Asthma
Asthma can be a tricky condition because it can mirror other common problems, like allergies or a respiratory illness. Some common signs that may point to asthma include:
- Frequent coughing, especially at night
- Fatigue and weakness
- Wheezing or coughing with exercise
- Loss of breath
- Shortness of breath
If you are noticing these types of symptoms, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary. If you have asthma, the team at Urgent Care Center of Arlington can help you determine the right course of treatment. With the right medications, asthma can be controlled, so you can breathe freely.
How is Asthma Treated?
Patients diagnosed with asthma will be given a personalized Asthma Action Plan. This plan will have three zones, a Green Zone for time when asthma symptoms are minimal, a Yellow Zone when symptoms start acting up and a Red Zone when the person is having a full asthma flare. In each zone, the patient will have specific medications to use to keep the condition at bay. This may include daily preventative medications as well as rescue medications to use during an asthma attack. Mediation can be delivered via an inhaler or a nebulizer some patients also benefit from oral medications to prevent asthma symptoms.
Get a custom asthma treatment plan from the physicians at Urgent Care Center of Arlington. Contact us today.
Don’t Wait With Asthma
Asthma is a condition that cannot wait a week or two to be treated. When you are struggling to breathe or are noticing an increase in wheezing, you need to be seen promptly. Urgent Care Center of Arlington offers walk-in medical care, so you can be seen fast. If you or someone you love has landed in the Yellow Zone or Red Zone of the Asthma Action Plan, get quality medical care conveniently with a visit to Urgent Care Center of Arlington.
When Is Asthma a Medical Emergency?
Asthma can typically be treated safely by an urgent care facility but sometimes you will need to visit the emergency room for care. If the asthmatic individual is having true difficulty breathing or has stopped breathing altogether, call 911. If the rescue inhaler or other medicines typically used at home are not providing relief, head to the ER. If the individual cannot speak in full sentences, you need emergency room treatment. Otherwise, if you’re suffering from an asthma flare, you can visit our urgent care center for prompt treatment at a time that’s convenient for you.
Is This a Life-Threatening Emergency?
Certain conditions are not appropriate for urgent care. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Life-threatening situations
- Serious and sudden medical conditions
If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or find safe transportation to the emergency room near you.
Asthma Care at Urgent Care Center of Arlington
For non-emergency asthma care and treatment, Urgent Care Center of Arlington is here to help. We have extended hours Monday through Friday and are open weekends as well.
Visit us today, or call 571-395-9912 for assistance. Contact Urgent Care Center of Arlington online to learn more about our asthma treatment options.
Urgent Care of Arlington
2439 N Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22207
© Urgent Care Center of Arlington
All rights reserved