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Get the Facts about Drug and Alcohol Use

People holding up classes of alcohol with the text: Could you be drinking too much alcohol

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a health observance week to clarify the truths and myths about drug and alcohol use. Learn the myths and truths.

Vaccines You and Your Family Need

Woman getting vaccinated by another woman with the words "Are you up to date on your vaccination" "Read about what vaccines you should have taken."

Each August, the National Public Health Information Coalition sponsors the National Immunization Awareness Month. See what vaccines you need.

Back to School Means Back-To-School Physicals

First Care of Gainesville is offering “Back to School” physicals for sports programs, school entrance requirements and other school activities!

If you need to get your kids in for a physical, walk-in anytime or contact our office and schedule an appointment today! First Care, SIMED’s Urgent Care clinic in Gainesville, FL is offering “Back to School” physicals for high school and below sports programs, school entrance requirements and other school activities.

College Safety Survival Guide

College Safety Survival Guide

The start of a new college semester can be a very exciting time in a young adult’s life. It’s the beginning of a new chapter in one’s journey through college, filled with new classes, living arrangements, friends, jobs, and life experiences. These new experiences will help shape the student’s future and mold them into the adults they will become.

Summer Time Tips

Summer Time Tips

Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, vacations and being outdoors. However, it is important to keep safety and common sense in mind to help make summer activities fun and enjoyable. Dr. Scott Wilson an Urgent Care physician at SIMED’s First Care provides summer safety tips to help you enjoy the summer season while staying safe and healthy.

STDs, and What You Need To Know

April is STD Awareness Month and Dr. Scott Wilson of First Care, SIMED’s walk in urgent care center provides valuable information on sexual health.

The CDC estimates there are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the United States each year. Nearly HALF of all new sexually transmitted infections in the US are in young men and women. - CDC 2015

April is STD Awareness Month and Dr. Scott Wilson of First Care, SIMED’s walk in urgent care center, provides valuable information on sexual health.

Alcohol and Its Cost To Society

Alcohol and It's Cost To Society

"The cost to society for alcohol consumption is enormous," says Dr. Calvin Martin, an Urgent Care physician at SIMED's First Care. "An estimated $746 per person per year is expended in the United States on healthcare, crime and making up for decreased productivity due to alcohol consumption."

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Dr. Martin wants to increase awareness about what alcohol does to the body and mind, and how its lesser known consequences affect your wellbeing.

Urgent Care or Emergency Room? Which Choice is the Right Choice?

Urgent Care or Emergency Room? Which Choice is the Right Choice?

When an acute injury or illness strikes, as a patient, you have some important decisions to make.  Sometimes the injury or illness isn't serious enough to warrant going to an Emergency Room, but it certainly needs medical attention. Often it's difficult for you to be seen at your Primary Care doctor's office so what are your choices?