Archive for February 5, 2018
If you have a non-life-threatening injury or illness that’s still serious enough to need to be seen by a doctor, visiting an urgent care express is a good alternative to heading to the emergency room if your regular physician isn’t available. Unfortunately, many people’s tendency is to turn directly to the ER — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that just under half of adult patients who weren’t sick enough to be admitted to the hospital had gone to the ER because their doctors’ offices were closed. This clogs up emergency rooms with cases that aren’t life-or-death and creates more work for already at-capacity hospital staff. Plus, it’s unpleasant for the patients, who often face lon
For those who do not have the time to schedule a doctor’s appointment with their general practitioner or who simply just do not have health insurance, an urgent care center can provide a viable alternative to the emergency room.
Most urgent care locations are open seven days a week, with only 15% reporting that they are not. They are becoming more and more popular as well, employing around 20,000 doctors and medical professional nationally and servicing 3 million people every week. An urgent care center provides quality care without the cost or the wait time that you can expect in an emergency room. In fact, the majority of urgent care centers have an average wait time of fifteen minutes, and a typical urgent care cen