Feeling the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Not sure if you are? Learn the signs and symptoms of this common ailment and your best options for seeking treatment.
As a Disney Cast Member or Employee, you have access to board-certified family medicine and primary care physicians who can have you back to feeling better in no time.
Signs and Symptoms of UTIs
A urinary tract infection can be very irritating, but it’s also a common infection that can be cured quickly with the right care. The major symptom of a UTI is a burning or painful sensation when you urinate, but if you have a UTI then you may also be experiencing:
- Cloudy, smelly, and/or bloody urine
- Pressure or cramping in your lower stomach and/or back
- Urge to urinate often
If the infection spreads to your kidneys, you may experience:
- High fever
- Pain in your side, back, or groin
- Severe stomach pain
Kidney infections are much more serious than UTIs, so if you have symptoms of a kidney infection, it’s important to get in touch with your primary care physician right away.
Where to Go for Treatment
Although a UTI may feel like an emergency, consider first calling your primary care physician for an in-person appointment or setting up a video visit to begin your treatment before heading to the emergency room.
Primary Care Physician
Your primary care physician knows your history as a patient and can provide a treatment plan to have you back to feeling well quickly. If you have a history of frequent UTIs or kidney infections, your PCP will know if additional steps, aside from a standard care plan, may be necessary.
We know it’s not always easy to leave your home for medical care right now, so we’ve expanded our virtual care options, and, as a Disney Cast Member or Employee, these visits are available at no cost to you — compared to an emergency room visit that can cost hundreds of dollars. Video visits, sometimes also called telehealth or virtual visits, allow you to safely talk from home with a board-certified doctor or practitioner about how to best treat your UTI or any other new or ongoing health condition(s).
A virtual visit is the closest option to an in-person visit, providing a convenient option for a face-to-face appointment with your primary care physician, specialist or other health care provider. In many cases, your personal physician can deliver a diagnosis and treatment plan just like you would during an in-person visit.
If you need a prescription, your provider will call it into your pharmacy.
Visit AdventHealthCastCare.com or call the Member Experience Center at 855-747-7476 for more information on choosing a primary care physician or how to easily download the AdventHealth app to use video visits.