Telehealth: Tackling Urinary Tract Infections Remotely

Posted by Jon Savage on Jan 12, 2022

Urinary tract infections are incredibly common. In fact, over 20% of all women will experience the effects of a UTI at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the symptoms of a UTI range in severity from mildly annoying to incredibly serious. The upside? Once signs and symptoms start to pop out, diagnosis (and treatment) is relatively easy.

Before you go running to Google for a self-diagnosis, Colorado Medicaid patients should consider getting an official diagnosis through Care on Location’s telehealth services. Through a simple video visit or phone call, our medical specialists can help you figure out whether an in-person trip to the doctor’s office is even necessary.

Advocating for Your Personal Health

Our healthcare system is built on patient-centered care — treatment options that put you, the patient, in the driver’s seat. For residents of Pueblo, Sterling, and the surrounding San Luis County, Colorado, telehealth serves as an incredible tool to help you advocate for yourself. While many mild UTIs are easy to diagnose by yourself, Colorado Medicaid patients can use our video visits and phone call options to get a more accurate diagnosis without significantly disrupting their daily routine. 

If you suspect that you have a urinary tract infection, here are some signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Pain or burning when using the bathroom
  • Cloudy or brightly colored urine 
  • Urinating more often than normal
  • Blood mixed in with urine
  • Strong-smelling pee
  • Pain in your pelvic area

The bottom line? There’s a wide range of urinary tract symptoms to be on the lookout for. After all, your urinary tract is a huge system which includes multiple organs including the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra. While the bladder and the kidneys are the most common infection sites, bacteria can invade anywhere along your urinary tract. For women, urinary tract health is especially important due to the proximity of the urethra to both their reproductive organs and their rectum.

If you’re looking to prevent a UTI in the first place, there are a number of frontline measures you can take to protect yourself. Good hygiene — especially after sexual activity — can help reduce bacteria buildup. A good, well-rounded diet that includes citrus and other fruits can help kill nasty organisms within the body. If you suffer frequent UTIs, there are many over-the-counter testing products available. And while a UTI may be mild at first, if left untreated, it can seriously damage your body. The best course of action is to seek the advice of a professional before our symptoms get out of hand. Through Care on Location’s telehealth services, Colorado Medicaid patients have an easy alternative to an in-person doctor’s visit. 

Care on Location features a full staff of urgent care specialists. Through a simple video visit, they can help you determine how severe your individual case is, recommend home therapies, or refer you to a higher level of in-person care if necessary. No matter who you are, telehealth solutions are an ideal alternative to a traditional office visit. At Care on Location, we treat San Luis residents from all walks of life. We believe that everyone, no matter their occupation or social status, deserves access to high-quality care, especially when it comes to something so easily treatable as a urinary tract infection. 

Urgent Care for Urinary Tract Infections Through Telehealth

Care on Location’s telehealth services are perfectly suited for the uncertain times that we’re living in. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and our overtaxed healthcare system, the thought of waiting in an ER or urgent care facility just to diagnose a simple UTI can be both frustrating and anxiety-inducing. Our video visit options can help put those fears to bed. Through our telehealth services, you can get an accurate diagnosis — and effective plan of care — on your own schedule. To book a quick and convenient appointment, visit Care on Location today. 

Care on!

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