Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bladder infections (also called cystitis) often leave you feeling like you need to go to the bathroom constantly. They are usually not serious but can become serious if left untreated. A Dragonfly Health provider can assess your symptoms and discuss treatment options to relieve your urinary tract or bladder infection.
This service is not available to pregnant women or to males. This service is for females 2 years old and up.
Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:
Certain symptoms are usually indicative of a UTI, but tests may be done to confirm infection and determine what kind of bacteria are causing the infection. In general, a urine test is all that is needed. A MinuteClinic provider can assess and provide next steps of care and treatment options if you have a UTI or bladder infection.
Treatment for a urinary tract or bladder infection is usually started immediately, even though the results of some urine tests can take a few days to come back. Treatment is started using common prescription antibiotics that treat most bacteria. If your urine test shows that you have a different bacteria or need different antibiotics, your MinuteClinic provider will contact you with a new prescription.
Most urinary tract and bladder infections are straightforward to diagnose and treat. Situations that can make UTIs more difficult to treat and may result in you being referred to a different health care setting include:
Prescription antibiotics are the primary treatment for urinary tract and bladder infections, but they take time to work. If you are having severe discomfort from your infection, talk to your MinuteClinic provider about medicines that can reduce pain and make you more comfortable while your infection clears up. Your MinuteClinic® provider can also give you tips for preventing a urinary tract or bladder infection in the future, such as: