Urgent care facilities have been popping up all over the United States in recent years, and for good reason. It often takes days, or weeks, to get appointments with primary care doctors, and many Americans are choosing walk-in medical clinics over emergency rooms for less severe ailments and shorter wait times. Urgent care clinics typically treat non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, such as colds, flu, cuts, burns, and broken bones. These are some of the advantages of visiting urgent care centers over a primary care office or emergency room:
Shorter Wait Times
The most obvious benefit of visiting an urgent care facility is in the name: it’s urgent. This means that physicians see patients on a walk-in basis. So, if a health concern arises suddenly, you do not need an appointment, like you would if you were to visit your primary care doctor. Similarly, you won’t be spending hours in an emergency room waiting to be seen.
Most urgent care facilities offer a greater range of services than primary care offices. They are usually equipped with x-ray machines and onsite lab testing, so physicians at these clinics can quickly and accurately diagnose medical conditions. Instant Urgent Care provides a wide range of health services, including diagnosis of infections, men and women’s cancer screenings, STD testing, and immunizations.
Urgent care clinics generally offer services at a lower cost than hospitals do. Additionally, most insurance providers cover urgent care costs. Co-pays for walk-in clinics are typically the same or lower than those at primary care offices.
Urgent care clinics are typically open on the weekends, nights, and holidays – times you’re your primary care doctor’s office might be closed.
Treatment for Travelers
As mentioned, most insurance companies cover visits to urgent care centers, and many do so no matter where you are. So, if you are traveling and need medical attention, you can usually walk into any urgent care facility for treatment.
Visit Instant Urgent Care
At Instant Urgent Care, we provide a number of medical services at convenient wait times and prices.
Some of the urgent care services we provide include:
- Cold and Flu Symptoms
- Seasonal Allergies
- Dizziness and Fainting Spells
- Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea
- Sinus Infections
- Viral Infections
- Bacterial infections
- Minor Injuries and Cuts
- Cuts, Abrasions and Broken Bones
- Sprains and Strains
- Minor Burns
- Removal of Foreign Objects
For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with us at (408) 687-4806, or stop by today!