Urinary Tract Infections

New Care Clinic -  - Urgent Care Doctor

New Care Clinic

Urgent Care Doctor located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA

The New Care Clinic offers a full range of testing and treatment for urinary tract infections for patients from Westechester, CA, and throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area, using the on-site lab to get quick results so treatment can begin as soon as possible.

Urinary Tract Infections Q & A

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection that develops when bacteria enters the urinary tract and begins to multiply. In most cases, these germs enter through the urethra, the tube that transports urine from the bladder and out of the body. When germs enter the urethra, they can move upward into the bladder, kidneys and ureters, the tubes that move urine from the kidneys into the bladder. UTIs are most easily treated before they reach the kidneys, where they can cause more serious problems.

What are the common symptoms associated with urinary tract infections?

Most people experience these symptoms:

  • Feeling an urgent need to urinate, with only a few drops of urine being excreted
  • Burning or pain on urination
  • Urine that appears cloudy or pinkish
  • Urine that has a strong smell

A few people may have no symptoms at all. If the infection reaches the kidneys, symptoms can include low back pain, fever, chills and vomiting.

Are some people more prone to UTIs?

Anyone can get a UTI, but some people are at greater risk for the infections, including:

  • Women
  • Diabetics
  • Men whose prostate glands are enlarged
  • People with kidney stones

How are urinary tract infections treated?

Before treating you, the doctor will take a quick urine test to check for the presence of bacteria or blood, another sign of infection. When a UTI is diagnosed, the doctor will prescribe an antibiotic that's designed to fight the type of bacteria causing the infection. Although most people feel better soon after beginning their course of medication, it's important to take the full prescription to ensure the infection is completely cured. You'll also need to drink plenty of fluids to flush out your kidneys and bladder.

Our Insurance Policy

In Network

We know your time is precious, and the last thing you want to do when you're not feeling well is wait unnecessarily. So, we have streamlined the process of verifying eligibility and benefits for our insurance patients.

Out of Network
If you do not have one of these plans, don’t worry! We can still take care of you and provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

List of Providers:

  • Access Medical Group
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Blue Shield-Covered California
  • Regal Medical Group

Access Medical Group
Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
Covered California
Medicare
Regal Medical Group
UnitedHealthcare