UTI Treatment and Testing

Whether it's the first time or a recurring issue, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are never fun. And while they can happen to both men and women, the frustrating fact is that females are a lot more likely to suffer with them - about 50 to 60 percent of adult women have had at least one. Luckily, almost all UTIs can be treated quickly and effectively and the experts at One Medical can make sure you get the care you need in a way that's convenient for you.

Providers at all of our Chicago offices are able to help with UTI Treatment.

How do you test for UTIs at One Medical?

We'll usually be able to diagnose a UTI with a quick office-based urine test, but occasionally, we'll also send the urine specimen to a lab to figure out which bacteria is causing your infection. This will help us select the best antibiotic to get rid of the infection. Occasionally, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like chlamydia or gonorrhea can cause symptoms similar to a UTI, so we sometimes test for those too.

How do you treat UTIs at One Medical?

It's very easy for One Medical members to get fast diagnosis and treatment for UTIs.

If you've never had a UTI and you're not sure that's what you're dealing with, make an appointment with your provider to determine the best treatment. Usually, a 3-5 day course of antibiotics is the best treatment, but what you need will depend on your specific situation and medical history.

If you've had UTIs or have had a kidney infection in the past, give us a call and someone will help you determine your next steps. Depending on your case, we may even be able to save you an office visit and prescribe an antibiotic for you over the phone or via our mobile app.

How do I make an appointment?

One Medical is a membership-based practice that combines the highest level of care with exceptional services. Members support our practice by paying a low annual membership fee of just $199, which provides a full year of access to all of our urgent and primary care services. If we ever fail to meet your expectations, we’ll do our best to fix it.

It takes less than five minutes to join online, and once you sign up, you can book your first appointment online, on the phone, or on our app.

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UTI Symptoms

If you're experiencing any of these things, you might have a UTI:

  • A burning sensation when you urinate
  • The urge to urinate more often, even if you can only produce a little urine each time
  • Cloudy, bloody, or foul-smelling urine
  • Lower abdominal pain