When you’re an athlete, injuries are part of the game.

But Jeff S. was taken by surprise when his daughter was injured off the field in a freak training accident. A defender for an elite travel soccer team, she was using resistance bands when she landed on her wrist to break a fall. “She looked like a human slingshot when it happened,” said Jeff.

When ice didn’t reduce the swelling, Jeff headed straight to Virtua Urgent Care. As a medical benefits professional, he knew that urgent care would provide the right level of care—and be more cost-effective compared with an emergency room visit.

Jeff was a little anxious about seeking care during a pandemic, but he relaxed as soon as they arrived. “From the moment we walked in, the staff was compassionate and efficient, and it was obvious that all the right safety protocols were in place. We got the X-ray immediately, and the awesome practitioner read it right on the spot, and even let my daughter take a picture of it so she could show her friends.” For follow-up, the smooth connection to specialized orthopedic care meant a fast return to the field.

"The whole experience at Virtua Urgent Care gave us such a level of comfort. Instead of leaving in tears, my daughter left smiling and happy." That's a priceless feeling for a parent too.

Know where to go when you're injured or sick

Virtua offers high-quality urgent care at eight convenient locations throughout South Jersey, and telehealth visits, so you can get the care you need when you need it. Virtua treats minor illness like colds, flu and stomach virus, and minor injuries like sprains, strains and small cuts – stitches provided. They are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays.

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