6651 Madison Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm

Services

We are both an urgent care and a primary care facility.  Here are some of the many services we offer in-house:

X-Rays

Med Center has an x-ray facility and skilled radiologic technologists right on site. Our two techs have a combined 39 years of experience taking x-rays. We have a digital CR system. All of our images are viewed by the ordering provider and then submitted to a Board Certified Radiologist for an overread.

Fracture Treatment

We are able to treat fractures and sprains here without having to send you all over town for other supplies. We can provide casting, splinting, cast removal, orthopedic braces, Ace bandages, crutches and x-rays in order to treat your fracture or sprain. Of course, if you require a specialist, we are able to refer you to a qualified provider. In rare cases, we may direct you to the Emergency Department of your preferred hospital. We do what is in your best interest.

Laceration Repair

We are ready, willing and able to care for most lacerations. Our providers are quite skilled at suturing complex and simple lacerations. Our patients with lacerations usually get priority, so that bleeding may be controlled and treatment expedited for optimum outcome. We can also provide stapling of lacerations when appropriate. Some lacerations may only require Steri-strips and a dressing and we can handle that too. Is your tetanus vaccine up to date? We can take care of that as well, all in one location.

Note: If you have a laceration, please be seen as soon as possible.

On Site Lab

We have the equipment and capability to perform many laboratory tests, right here in the clinic, while you wait. Here are the lab tests we can do right here in our lab:

  • Quick Blood Count (hematocrit, hemoglobin, white blood cells, platelets, granulocytes and lymphocytes)
  • Urinalysis (dipstick with automated or manual reading)
  • Microscopic Urinalysis
  • Strep test (throat)
  • Urine pregnancy
  • Stool occult blood
  • Mononucleosis
  • Blood Glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1C (tests for long term blood glucose)
  • Influenza A and B
  • NIDA and Non-NIDA Drug Tests, urine toxicology

If you need lab tests that we don't do here, we can often collect a sample from you here and send it out. Sometimes, we will give you an order to take to a lab. Obviously, we try to keep your health and convenience as our top priorities.

EKG

We have a portable electrocardiogram unit, so we can perform an EKG in any room of the clinic. This test is quick and painless. The results are immediately read by your provider, but the EKG computer gives us an immediate overread as well. Note: We are able to do your pre-operative EKG and fax it over to your surgeon, if needed.

Pulmonary Function Testing

We have a portable spirometry unit, so we can assess your lung function in any room in the clinic. Pulmonary Function Testing (aka spirometry) can be quite useful in diagnosing a variety of obstructive lung issues. We also use spirometry to ensure the safety of workers who are required to wear a respirator on the job. We can also do a more abreviated type of test called a Peak Flow Test. This is useful for our asthmatic patients, mostly to assess the effectiveness of treatment. We also have a pulse oximeter, so we can quickly and painlessly tell if your lungs are fulfilling their primary mission : oxygenate the blood.

Nebulizer Treatments

We have multiple medications that can be administered via nebulizer. If you have a respiratory problem that requires a nebulizer treatment, we are able to administer that right in your exam room. We have pediatric and adult nebulizer kits. We really want you to breathe easy.

Sport/School Physicals

If you need a physical in order to attend school or participate in a sport, we can do that. Be sure to bring in any forms that your school or team has given you for the physical. If you don't have a form, we will give you a form that we use and most schools and teams will accept.

Pre-Employment Physicals

We do pre-employment physicals for dozens of different companies. We also do them for people who are paying for them privately. The pre-employment health history form is available here (insert link to form if possible). You're encouraged to fill it out ahead of time and bring it in with you. Our physicals can include a variety of different testing, depending on the needs of the employer. If you are an employer and would like to set up an account with us, please call 916-965-1111 ext103. We look forward to caring for your potential employees.

DOT Physicals

The Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles require physicals for certain classes of commercial drivers. We do those physicals here. Please bring in the form and fill out your portion completely. The form is available on the California DMV website.

Respirator/Asbestos Worker Physicals

Med Center Medical Clinic has been performing respirator physicals for over 30 years now. We are quite efficient at it. These visits typically include a chest x-ray, spirometry, urinalysis, visual accuity and a physical examination. The forms for these physicals are available in English and Spanish here.

Drug Testing

We offer a variety of drug screening tests which test for illicit drug use. We have a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) certified test available as well as non-NIDA tests. The results of these tests are usually available in 24-48 hours on business days. We also perform urine or oral swab toxicolgy tests, in accordance with DEA and DOJ standards, for our patients who require the use of certain controlled medications.

SCUBA Diving Physicals and Injuries

Dr. Champlin is a certified DAN (Divers Alert Network) physician. He is a SCUBA diver himself, with decades of experience. He can evaluate your physical readiness to dive and he can also treat certain diving related injuries. Please call ahead to book an appointment with Dr. Champlin - 916-965-1111.