You are experiencing an urgent medical issue, and you can’t get an appointment soon enough with your primary doctor. Now you need to decide if you should go to the emergency room, or to an urgent care center. Here are some of the benefits of using urgent care.
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) defines urgent care as the provision of outpatient care of immediate medical services for acute, chronic illness and injury. This takes a combination of both family medicine and emergency medicine. They help all age groups and can address a wide variety of medical issues.
No Appointment Needed
Urgent care works on a walk-in basis, so there is no appointment needed. This works well for a person that has to work a job from 9 to 5 and needs to be seen after hours. Most clinics are open extended hours, and weekend hours are often available. The wait time usually doesn’t exceed an hour, whereas a visit to the Emergency Room could have you waiting for a much longer period of time.
In Your Neighborhood
There are more Urgent Care clinics than hospitals. Whether you live in a rural area, a suburb of a major city or in a downtown area, you will find an urgent care clinic that will be convenient to take care of your medical concerns. This community care option is providing residents with access to top doctors while at the same time reducing the strain on emergency rooms and the busy schedules of local doctor’s offices.
Many insurance policies cover portions of urgent care visits. Check first with your insurance provider to see if the M.D. Express Urgent Care will be covered by your plan.
With all these benefits that urgent care centers have to offer, why not consider using your local M.D. Express Urgent Care the next time you have a non-life threatening medical condition that you need help with in a timely manner. Visit one of our six convenient locations and get relief!