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Minor Injuries

Minor injuries happen to us all the time, and they include:

  • Scrapes
  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Sprains and Strains

How are Minor Injuries Treated?

Family Medicine doctors routinely take care of minor injuries right in the office.  We have the supplies and expertise to:

  • Stitch cuts
  • Remove stitches
  • Clean and bandage scrapes and burns
  • Evaluate and treat muscle and joint strains and sprains
  • Evaluate and treat insect and animal bites

Contact Us

If you have a minor injury, contact one of our family medicine locations, to schedule an appointment. We can usually accommodate a visit on the day you call for an urgent visit and have evening hours for your convenience.

Minor Injuries: Additional Resources

Visit our patient education website for more information about minor injuries:

Visit our Health Library for additional information about minor injuries:

Contact a Family Medicine Health Center

UPMC's Department of Family Medicine has several locations throughout the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Find a family medicine health center close to you and call us to make an appointment or find out how we can help you with your primary care needs.

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For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

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