September 16, 2023
If you’re new to telehealth, you may be wondering which conditions can be treated by a medical provider online. Virtual telehealth visits can address a wide range of non-life-threatening health conditions. Common examples are respiratory infections, illnesses, skin conditions, and minor injuries. Among the many conditions that are treated through telehealth, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common. Due to the efficiency and effectiveness of virtual care, it’s easy to use telehealth for UTIs. If you’re considering a telehealth visit for a UTI, it’s helpful to know the symptoms and what to expect. To help you get acquainted, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about UTIs, and discuss what it’s like to get telehealth UTI treatment.
A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an internal infection that can form when bacteria enter the urinary tract. This can include the urethra, bladder, and kidneys. Bladder infections and kidney infections are two well-known types of UTI. Urinary tract infections are common, especially among women. They are frequently treated through telehealth services.
It is best to seek care for a UTI early. Delaying treatment can make your condition worse and harder to treat. In severe cases, an untreated UTI can cause sepsis, which is a life-threatening emergency. Most UTIs do not go away without treatment.
You should seek medical care if you have symptoms of a UTI. These can include:
Discharge from the urethra
Pain or burning sensation while urinating
Urinary urgency or frequent urination
Blood or pus in the urine
Pain or discomfort in the groin, pelvis, belly, lower back, or side of your back
Urine that is cloudy or has a strong odor
Nausea or vomiting
Fever, chills, or shaking
The need for timely medical attention is one reason people choose telehealth for UTIs. A UTI telehealth visit is quick, affordable, and effective.
Telehealth is an effective, convenient method of receiving medical diagnosis and treatment for your UTI. With telehealth, there’s no need to leave home or work and sit in a waiting room. Instead, telehealth allows you to connect to a qualified medical provider, wherever you are, quickly. All you need is an internet-connected phone, tablet, or computer.
At a telehealth UTI appointment with WellNow Urgent Care, you will have the opportunity to answer some questions about your symptoms. Based on your symptoms, your provider will offer a diagnosis where possible and create a personalized treatment plan. If needed, the medical provider can provide referrals to specialists or request an in-person follow-up visit at one of our clinics. In the case of a UTI, the primary treatment is usually prescription antibiotics. It is important to take the full course of antibiotics, even if you start feeling better before the treatment is finished. This will help ensure your infection is thoroughly resolved and aid in preventing antibiotic resistance.
WellNow providers can prescribe medications for telehealth patients. This includes antibiotics for your telehealth UTI treatment. For your convenience, you can choose a pharmacy and have the prescription sent there electronically.
If you think you might have a UTI or other illness, WellNow Urgent Care can help you feel better. Whether you choose to visit a clinic or take advantage of our telehealth service, our physicians will deliver the quality care and expertise you rely on.
Our expert team of healthcare providers are ready to help. If you think you have a UTI, don’t wait until it gets worse. Book your telehealth visit now.