If you’ve ever spent multiple hours waiting for emergency room care, you already know one of the primary reasons that people visit an urgent care facility. Here’s why these important walking clinics are so crucial to our national healthcare system.
We Need Medical Help More Than Ever Before
By the year 2030, the vast majority of the Baby Boom generation will be managing some kind of chronic medical condition. Yet our hospital system and private doctor system is not expanding quickly enough to meet this coming need. That’s where an urgent care facility can come in.
Chronic conditions do not typically need emergency care. Yet sometimes they cannot wait for a private doctor’s office appointment. An urgent care facility provides a place where patients can be treated for chronic conditions quickly and at a reasonable price.
Baby boomers aren’t the only ones in need of regular medical care that doesn’t merit a trip to the emergency room. Low back pain, for example, is one examp