With convenient hours and several locations throughout San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Urgent Care makes it easy for residents in the area to get evaluated, care and treatment if they have a fever.
A fever is a temporary spike in a person’s body temperature. Increasing its temperature is one way the body tries to fight infections, which is why fevers typically occur when a person is ill.
Whether people should see a medical provider about a fever depends on many different factors. In addition to the temperature of the fever, a person’s age, general health, and other medical conditions must be taken into account.
Generally speaking, adults who are otherwise healthy don’t need to see a medical provider for a slightly elevated body temperature that’s just a little over 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the body’s normal temperature. For any temperature that’s more than a degree or so over 98.6, though, adults should consult a medical provider. The fever may be no cause for concern, but deciding whether it is should be left to a trained nurse, physician’s assistant, or doctor.
Adults who suffer from a medical condition and children should have a lower threshold for seeking medical help. If the immune system is compromised or not yet fully developed, it’s important to catch any potential infection sooner rather than later.
Parents of infants should be particularly quick to contact a medical provider if their baby’s temperature increases even just a little. Not only are infants’ immune systems immature, but most young babies aren’t fully vaccinated. Their body could have trouble fighting an illness, and a fever could be a sign of a serious infection. Identifying the cause sooner rather than later will ensure the infant receives any medical treatment they need.
Patients who have a fever should look for a medical provider who can see them quickly. The longer a fever is allowed to linger, the worse the person’s illness could get. If treatment is necessary, being evaluated as soon as possible will ensure prompt treatment.
Golden Gate Urgent Care contracts with a large number of insurance providers. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call your insurance provider for coverage details. We will bill any insurance, but cannot guarantee coverage. No insurance? We offer practical payment options for people who do not hold insurance. Please call one of our offices for details or see above to estimate your cost.
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"Everything was incredibly quick, and all staff was extremely informative and friendly! I will likely call this my go to care from now on."
"I've been here a few times now and have always had stellar 5 star experiences from everything ranging from a flu, bronchitis to an infection."
"I can't tell you how thankful I am for both the nurse and the doctors care, compassion, and knowledge of situations like mine. Thanks Golden Gate Urgent Care."
"Phenomenal experience at GG Urgent Care. Not only is the space roomy, modern and clean but the staff is incredibly friendly and personal."
"Clean modern facility, quick efficient check in and most importantly outstanding medical care. If we could give it 6 stars we would."
"The clinic is clean, pretty, and compared to an ER, the wait is much shorter. It has been a godsend and I highly recommend GGUC!!! Thank you!!!!"
"Golden Gate Urgent Care got me in within an hour, was able to diagnose my strep throat, and even gave me meds to treat my symptoms and a shot of antibiotics on site."
"The staff was so kind and accommodating. They had a great bedside manner."
"Beautiful and clean lobby area, very nice staff, good doctors and quick to see you."
"I recommend coming here should anyone need to go to the urgent care clinic."
"Every time I visit this site, they are efficient, kind, and understanding."
"This place is so great I don't even want to go to my primary doctor anymore."
"By far the easiest appointment with an urgent care or emergency room I've experienced."
"Received excellent care. Would recommend to everyone."