Prescriptions Specialist

Northstar Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Medical Spa located in Nazareth, PA

When you have a sinus infection over the weekend, your average urgent care facility will write you a prescription that you can’t get filled until after Sunday. However, it doesn’t happen at Northstar Urgent Care in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The facility's team of physicians offers a limited pharmacy to fulfill the pharmaceutical needs of your urgent care condition. When you’re in need of immediate treatment and medications, seek their professional help by calling the office or booking your appointment online.

Prescriptions Q & A

Northstar Urgent Care

When should you go to urgent care for medication?

At Northstar Urgent Care, the highly trained team treats and prescribes medications for urgent conditions that can’t wait for a regularly scheduled doctor’s appointment. The Northstar team can quickly address and prescribe medications for issues like:

  • Dehydration
  • Earaches
  • Fevers
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Minor burns and lacerations
  • Rashes
  • Sinus pain
  • Sore throat
  • Painful urination

Roughly 71% of emergency room visits are better suited for urgent care. By opting to visit Northstar Urgent Care instead of the emergency room, you save time and money. And while ER visits can take hours, at Northstar Urgent Care, you’re in and out in an hour or less.

What kind of urgent care conditions require prescriptions?

Depending on your ailment and symptoms, your urgent care physician at Northstar Urgent Care may prescribe medication. For example, if you have an infection that results from a bacteria, such as a urinary tract infection or strep throat, they prescribe an antibiotic.

If you have severe allergies, they may suggest an antihistamine or other allergy medication. If you have a rash, they may recommend an anti-itch cream or corticosteroid lotion. Or if it’s pink eye, they prescribe eye drops.

Of course, not all conditions require medications. Viral infections need to run their course, and over-the-counter medications can manage their symptoms.

Which prescriptions are available at urgent care?

The pharmacy at Northstar Urgent Care carries a limited supply of medications, which are only used to treat urgent care conditions. However, they don't fill maintenance prescriptions or medications for chronic conditions.

After seeing one of Northstar Urgent Care’s physicians for infections, rashes, skin issues, or other urgent care ailments, they may prescribe you a medication to treat your acute condition, which you can fill right in the office. These include prescription medications like:

  • Antibiotics
  • Eye drops
  • Cough medications
  • Topical creams

When it’s after business hours, and you’re experiencing an urgent care condition that requires medicine, go to Northstar Urgent Care -- where your time and health matter -- for a one-stop shop. Call the office today or go online to book your appointment.