If your doctor has requisitioned an x-ray exam or lab testing after your appointment, it can be annoying to get on google maps to try to find the nearest x-ray or lab site and lose even more time out of your day! At Clio Urgent Care, you can do it all in one stop. We offer on-site x-ray and laboratory services in addition to our other excellent medical services.
How should I prepare for an x-ray exam?
There is not much that you need to do in preparation for an x-ray exam. That said, you should wear loose and comfortable clothing in the area that requires examination, as you will likely need to remove at least a part of your clothing to have a proper x-ray of the specified area. You may also need to remove any jewelry or metallic accessories that you have on your person before the x-ray occurs. If you have an x-ray that involves a contrast dye, then you will need to avoid drinking and eating for a few hours before the exam.
What should I expect during an X-ray exam?
After you have arrived at the clinic and presented your health card to our receptionist, we will kindly ask you to wait for the x-ray technician patiently. Once the technician is ready, we will direct you to a private room and ask you to remove any jewelry or clothing that might interfere with the area on your body that we will examine.
Once you are ready, the x-ray technician will call you into the x-ray lab and carefully position you in such a way that it will enable us to take the most precise diagnostic image possible. We will do our best to make sure you are comfortable throughout this process. Depending on the extent of the examination, this process can take anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes. The x-ray images will be interpreted on-site at the time of the service, and a secondary interpretation will be provided by a radiologist later.
Once we have taken all the necessary images, you can go back to the dressing room to put any clothes or jewelry back on, and then you will be free to go!
What kind of lab services do you provide at Clio Urgent Care?
We provide several different laboratory tests at Clio Urgent Care! These tests include:
- Finger stick blood sugar
- Influenza A and B
- Rapid drug screening (6 and 12 panel)
- Rapid mono testing
- Rapid respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) testing
- Rapid strep screening
- Urine pregnancy testing
Does insurance cover x-ray and laboratory services?
If your x-ray exam or lab testing has been requested by a doctor, your medical insurance plan should provide coverage for your testing. At Clio Urgent Care, we accept most major medical insurance companies! For a full list of the companies that we partner with, please visit our Insurance page. If you do not see your benefits provider there, please call us, and we can try to work something out for you! We also ask that you make sure your plan will provide coverage, if any copayments are required, and that it is up to date before your appointment.
Where can I go for an X-ray exam?
If you need an x-ray exam, we have a state-of-the-art digital x-ray facility right here at Clio Urgent Care! While you can always go to a hospital for an x-ray, you may also be subject to long wait times there. At Clio Urgent Care, we guarantee that we will provide x-ray services for you swiftly and efficiently when you arrive for an appointment. You can find our clinic at 4272 W. Vienna Road in Clio, Michigan.
Come to Clio Urgent Care for all of your x-ray and laboratory testing needs! If you would like more information about our x-ray and laboratory services, please call us. Clio Urgent Care is open seven days a week during the hours of 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM from Monday to Friday, and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekends and holidays.