North Haven, CT Tick & Lyme Testing

Docs Urgent Care gives dependable care and affordable services to individuals who have experienced a tick bite. Our board-certified doctors will test and treat you if you’ve contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite. Come in as a walk-in patient seven days a week or schedule an appointment with our facility in North Haven, CT. We’re open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend.

If you would like to expedite the process, download our online form and fill it out before you visit our DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven, CT. Remember to bring your current health insurance card and your photo identification. We accept most insurance plans. You’re in good hands when you choose to come to our professionals for help.

QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE

DOCS URGENT CARE – NORTH HAVEN

ADDRESS
163 Universal Dr
North Haven, CT 06473

PHONE: (203) 466-8058
FAX: (203) 907-3272

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM

Why get tested?

Lots of people love going hiking or for pleasurable walks during the summer and fall. Unfortunately, ticks are highly prevalent during this period of time. It’s possible for ticks to pass along bacteria, viruses and other germs that can be detrimental to our health. It can even affect animals.

Not all ticks bite but of those that do, the one that is most dangerous to our region is the Ixodes Scapularis. Even though any tick worth being concerned over carries at least one disease, this species carries Lyme disease. If you’ve been hiking along wooded or tall grass regions, you should check for ticks regularly as you hike.

If you work in these areas, you should frequently check with ticks. If you suspect that a tick has bitten you, then it’s important to get checked for Lyme disease in our North Haven, CT clinic. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Lyme disease can have a devastating effect on your body.

getting checked for lyme

To prevent complications of Lyme disease, you need to come in to be tested at our DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven, CT. Our medical team can test you and get you the treatment you need right away. If you’ve recently removed a tick off of your person or notice a ring-like rash, there’s a chance you were infected. If you’ve experienced the symptoms below, either walk in at any time during business hours or make an appointment with our specialists.

Some Symptoms of a Tick Bite Will Include:

  • ¬†Fever/Chills
  • Headaches, Fatigue, Muscle Aches
  • Nausea
  • Rash (Usually seen at the site of the tick bite)

Diagnosis & Treatment of lyme disease

The current initial test is a blood test that checks for antibodies formed in reaction to the disease. This is called the Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test. This test sometimes produces a false positive in the first few weeks. The Western blot test is typically done to confirm the diagnosis.

It can be especially difficult to detect Lyme disease in the first month of infection, which is why it’s essential to make a note of all of your symptoms before you visit our North Haven, CT clinic. If the disease is caught in the early stage of development, then it’s more likely to be treated effectively. If the disease isn’t treated as soon as possible then it can cause additional problems. Some of these can be irreversible.

Protect Yourself From Tick Bites

  • Avoid Wooded Areas and High Grass
  • Walk in Center of Trails
  • Wear long sleeves and pants when working with brush or in other common area of ticks
  • Use repellents that contain 20-30% DEET
  • Use products that contain 0.5% permethrin on clothing.
  • Examine clothes, backpacks and pets after coming back from any outdoor activity

Tick Removal

If you find a tick, the tick removal procedure below will help you avoid a higher risk of Lyme disease.

  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grip the tick as close to the skin surface as possible. Pull straight up. Don’t squeeze or twist it. If you twist, the head might break off beneath the skin.

  2. After removal, clean the tick bite area with soap and water.

  3. After cleaning, disinfect with rubbing alcohol or iodine.

  4. Never crush it with your fingers. Dispose of the tick by wrapping it in tape, placing in sealed bag/container, submerging it in alcohol, or by flushing it down the toilet.

  5. Wash your hands thoroughly when you have finished.

The Care When You Need It in North Haven

Docs Urgent Care in North Haven, CT is here to help you determine if you’ve been infected with Lyme disease as a result of your tick bites. If you’ve been infected, we will deliver rapid and affordable treatment that will help you feel better as quickly as possible. Stop by our North Haven, CT clinic any day of the week for Lyme testing and treatment.