When it comes to delivering quality care promptly, no one outperforms Peninsula Urgent Care in the South Bay area. We are proud to offer our community a wide range of healthcare services. Get the care and services you need at our state-of-the-art urgent care center.
Our providers offer the following services:
Cholesterol and diabetes testing are essential health screenings that can detect early signs of potential health issues.
High cholesterol levels increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other related conditions. Diabetes can also lead to various complications such as nerve damage and kidney disease. Both conditions are typically asymptomatic in their early stages, which makes regular testing critical. The tests are simple and quick, often involving a blood draw or finger prick.
By staying on top of these health screenings provided by Peninsula Urgent Care, individuals can take proactive measures to manage their risk factors and maintain their overall health.
Covid/Flu/RSV/Strep rapid testing and PCR testing are methods of diagnosing common respiratory illnesses.
Rapid testing provides results within minutes by detecting specific proteins or antigens present in the body. However, it is less accurate than the PCR test, which analyzes a sample of genetic material to detect the presence of the virus or bacteria causing the illness. Both tests help healthcare providers to quickly identify and treat patients with contagious illnesses, preventing the further spread of disease.
Testing is an essential tool in our ongoing battle against respiratory illnesses, allowing us to quickly identify and isolate cases to protect public health.
An EKG, or electrocardiogram, is a non-invasive medical test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.
An EKG records the strength and timing of electrical signals as they travel through the heart, which can help doctors identify any irregularities in the heart’s function. This test is often performed as part of routine medical checkups or to diagnose potential heart problems. During the test, electrodes are attached to the skin of the chest, arms, and legs, and the EKG machine records the electrical activity of the heart.
EKGs are a safe and reliable way to monitor heart health and can provide valuable information that can guide treatment decisions, so you can receive better cardiac care.
The kidney and liver are vital organs that play crucial roles in the body's overall health. The kidneys filter blood and eliminate waste through urine production, while the liver detoxifies the blood and produces bile for digestion.
Kidney and liver function testing is a medical procedure that assesses how well these organs are functioning. By measuring levels of enzymes, proteins, and other markers in the blood, doctors can diagnose and monitor conditions such as liver disease, kidney failure, and diabetes.
These tests are essential for maintaining the health and well-being of those with chronic conditions or a family history of kidney or liver disease.
Many patients prefer the convenience and timeliness of Peninsula Urgent Care in Torrance, California, for their primary care needs.
Our providers offer comprehensive medical care for a broad range of acute and chronic conditions and illnesses. Do you have a new ache, bump, or other concern? We can address your current symptoms and provide the peace of mind that comes from receiving immediate medical attention. Would you like to discuss your treatment options for high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Want to know if you should switch allergy medications? We can help.
When you choose Peninsula Urgent Care for your primary care needs, you are assured to see a medical professional right away – when it's convenient for you.
After menopause, women face new health challenges that require particular care and attention. Post-menopausal care involves interventions that help mitigate and manage the symptoms that come with menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings.
In addition, post-menopausal women are more susceptible to osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer, so they need regular health screenings and lifestyle adjustments to stay healthy. Peninsula Urgent Care is proud to provide these services.
Preventive care services are those that help to prevent illness or injury and detect health problems early. These services can include immunizations, screenings for cancer and other diseases, and counseling on healthy lifestyle choices.
Immunizations can help protect against serious illnesses such as COVID-19, influenza, pneumonia, and meningitis. Screenings can detect cancers, such as breast and colon cancer, at an early stage when they are most treatable. Additionally, counseling on healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent conditions such as obesity and heart disease.
Preventive care services are an important part of staying healthy. Talk to your doctor about which services are right for you.
There are many different types of physical exams that doctors can perform, but they all have one common goal: to assess the health of their patients.
Some of the most common types of physical exams include general checkups, sports physicals, and well-woman visits. During a general checkup, our provider will usually take a medical history and perform a physical exam. They may also order some tests, such as blood work or a urine test, to check for any underlying health conditions. A sports physical is similar to a general checkup, but it also includes a few extra tests to make sure that an athlete (of any age or ability) is healthy enough to participate in their chosen sport. A well-woman visit is a physical exam that is specifically for women. It usually includes a Pap smear, which is a test to check for cervical cancer, as well as a breast exam.
Physical exams are an important part of preventive healthcare and they can help catch health problems early when they are most treatable.
STI testing involves a series of tests that are designed to detect sexually transmitted infections such as:
It is important to get tested regularly, especially if you are sexually active, to ensure you stay healthy and protect yourself and your partner from potential health issues.
Testing is quick and easy, and can typically be done through a simple blood test or urine sample. Peninsula Urgent Care offers confidential and anonymous testing options, allowing you to feel comfortable and secure throughout the process.
By getting tested and knowing your status, you can take control of your sexual health and make informed decisions about your future.
Testosterone therapy is a medical treatment involving the use of supplemental testosterone to treat low levels of this hormone in the body. Testosterone is primarily a male hormone, but it is also present in females in smaller amounts.
Testosterone plays a critical role in the development of male sexual characteristics, bone density, muscle mass, and strength. In some individuals, low testosterone levels can lead to symptoms such as
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood changes
Testosterone therapy can help alleviate these symptoms and improve quality of life.
We offer all types of screenings and services catered to the health needs of women. This includes a wide range of medical and aesthetic services, such as:
- Annual gynecological exams: These exams are important for maintaining your reproductive health. Our provider will perform a Pap test to check for cervical cancer, as well as a breast exam to check for any lumps or other abnormalities.
- Birth control: If you are sexually active and are not looking to become pregnant, our provider can help you choose the best method of birth control for you. This may include oral contraceptives, injectable contraceptives, or intrauterine devices (IUDs). We also offer pregnancy tests.
- Menopause management: As you approach menopause, you may experience a variety of symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. We can help you manage these symptoms and stay healthy.
- Dermatological care: This includes general skin care and advanced cosmetic services such as anti-aging injections (e.g., Botox, dermal fillers), eyelash treatments, and more.
These are just a few of the many women's healthcare services we offer. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, be sure to speak with your provider. They can help you stay healthy and happy throughout all stages of your life.
We have the training, experience, and on-site diagnostic equipment to diagnose and treat all your urgent care needs. This includes:
- Animal or insect bites
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Lacerations requiring stitches
- Pink eye
- Rashes or skin infections
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Sore throat
- Sports injuries
- Sprains or strains
- Urinary tract infections
- Vomiting or nausea
If you or a loved one are experiencing a medical emergency, such as life-threatening symptoms (e.g., difficulty breathing, chest pain, loss of consciousness, or uncontrollable bleeding) – call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room right away; do not wait.
Weight loss under the guidance of a health professional involves a personalized plan to help individuals reach their goals safely and effectively. This may include guidance on:
- Dietary changes
- Nutritional counseling
- Increasing daily physical activity
- Improving lifestyle habits
Each of the services above is tailored to the patient’s individual needs and lifestyle. Health professionals can provide support and accountability to help individuals stay on track with their weight loss journey and make sustainable improvements to their health and well-being.
An X-ray is a medical imaging test that uses ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is a quick, painless, and effective way for doctors to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of medical conditions, including broken bones, dental problems, lung infections, and cancer.
During an X-ray, the patient is positioned between an X-ray machine and a special film or digital detector, and an image is taken. The resulting image provides a detailed view of the body's internal structures and can be used by doctors to make informed decisions about treatment options.
Comprehensive Medical and Urgent Care Services in Torrance, CA
We are proud to offer a wide selection of urgent care, general medical care, and aesthetic services under one roof. Come and see for yourself why we’re the preferred providers for so many members of our community. Contact Peninsula Urgent Care in Torrance, California, by calling (877) 782-0300 or (424) 455-2273. We look forward to serving your healthcare needs.