Urgent Care Specialist

Washington Healthcare Center

Internists & Podiatrists located in Pasadena, CA

When you have a health issue that needs immediate attention but isn’t life-threatening, Washington Healthcare Center in Pasadena, California, offers urgent care appointments for a wide range of illnesses and injuries. Dr. Marina Manvelyan, Dr. Gregor Paronian, and Dr. Michael Avakian offer same-day treatment of conditions ranging from ingrown toenails and foot ailments to strep throat and upper respiratory infections. If you have an urgent medical need, call or schedule a same-day appointment online.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is prompt medical care for those times when you have an illness or an injury that needs swift medical attention but isn’t severe enough to require a trip to the emergency room. Urgent care is perfect for injuries like sprains, fractures, and wounds that need stitches.


What’s the difference between urgent care and the emergency room?

Emergency rooms are the best place to obtain medical care for serious, life-threatening issues like chest pain and other signs of heart attack and stroke. Urgent care facilities are designed and equipped to treat non-life-threatening issues quickly.

Emergency rooms are usually overcrowded and overburdened, so if your condition isn’t life-threatening, in most cases, you’ll receive quicker and less expensive treatment in an urgent care setting.

The team at Washington Healthcare Center can offer quick and effective treatment for most injuries and illnesses.


What conditions are treated in urgent care?

The physicians at Washington Healthcare Center treat a wide range of illness and injuries in urgent care.


The common illnesses treated in urgent care include:

  • Asthma symptoms and attacks
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Severe sore throat and strep throat
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Skin rashes
  • Eye irritation or infection


Your urgent care doctor can also treat injuries like:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple fractures
  • Foot injuries
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Wounds requiring stitches
  • Back pain
  • Pain following an accident or fall
  • Sports injuries


What foot and ankle conditions are treated in urgent care?

When you have a foot injury, a painful ingrown toenail, or even a toenail fungus infection, you should make your way to the urgent care center at Washington Healthcare Center. Dr. Avakian is a board-certified podiatrist with decades of experience treating injuries, wounds, and other issues that affect the feet and ankles. He also offers laser treatment to clear fungal toenail infections.

You rely on your feet to move around and balance, so if you have a foot injury or painful condition, it’s important to get prompt medical attention.

If you have an illness or injury that requires urgent care, call Washington Healthcare Center or schedule a same-day appointment online. If you’re experiencing a life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.