When you need to see a doctor, the first step in receiving the treatment that you need is to receive a precise and accurate diagnosis. At Chai Medical & Urgent Care, we understand the importance of fast and effective diagnostics as an essential part of what we provide for our patients. In the past, it may have been necessary for you to travel between different offices to receive x-rays or wait days to receive the results of a blood test. At our convenient walk-in clinic in Jackson and Lakewood, you can receive the answers you need while you wait, making it easier than ever for you to quickly receive the treatments you need to feel better.
What are x-rays used for?
X-ray imaging is most well known as a diagnostic tool used to identify and diagnose fractured bones. X-rays that focus on the chest can help your doctor diagnose pneumonia or check for breast cancer. Different types of material within the body will show up in different shades on the black and white image your x-rays produce. The calcium found in bones absorbs the most x-ray energy, which makes them show up white in x-ray images, while soft tissues and fat will absorb less energy, making them appear in shades of grey. Because air absorbs the least amount of energy, it will make your lungs appear in black. When objects such as tumors or fluid are present in the lungs, they will interfere with the x-rays, allowing your doctor to see them in the digital image your x-rays produce.
What types of lab testing can you perform?
Laboratory screenings and tests for diseases are an important part of our medical practice. When a patient comes to our walk-in clinic with an illness, blood analysis and cultures taken from the nose or throat can help us identify exactly what is making them sick. In addition to screening for a wide range of common illnesses such as flu and strep throat, we also offer laboratory testing for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and employer mandated drug testing. We maintain our own lab onsite, so you receive your results as quickly as possible without having to worry or wait to hear back from your doctor. Our laboratory staff is exceptionally trained and can provide precise diagnostics while you wait.
Are your lab and x-ray services expensive?
Most insurance plans will cover some of your urgent care visit, including diagnostic services. However, the total cost of your lab or x-ray services will depend on yourself coverage and your condition. On average, the cost of testing at our urgent care center is comparable to services performed at a primary care doctor’s office. Emergency room visits are notoriously expensive, even for patients with extremely good health insurance coverage. Testing at Chai Medical & Urgent Care will generally cost significantly less than the same services at a hospital emergency room, so you can save money while still accessing the high-quality urgent care you need to recover quickly from an illness or injury.
If you live in the Jackson and Lakewood, NJ area or are visiting and need to speak with a doctor quickly in order to address an injury or illness, trust the experienced physicians at Chai Medical & Urgent Care. We have been providing exceptional medical care for patients in the Jackson and Lakewood area for two decades.