If you are experiencing a non-life-threatening injury or illness, there are a number of reasons to head to the nearest urgent care clinic. For example, these medical walk in clinics often do not require appointments, have short waiting periods, and typically perform a variety of services, including X-rays and basic blood work. Moreover, urgent care is often considerably less expensive than emergency room care. But despite these benefits, urgent care centers are typically designed to treat medical problems, not mental health problems. Now, a new urgent care clinic in Rhode Island is suggesting that this may soon change.
Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health system, recently opened a psychiatric urgent ca