Urgent care centers are medical facilities that you can visit if you have an issue that is not life-threatening. Just like the hospital or your primary care doctor, urgent care is ready with doctors who will know how to treat you. In this article, we are going to review some of the benefits of urgent care centers.
The first benefit is the wait times. When you get injured and go to the hospital, you might have to wait a long time if your problem is not life-threatening.
At urgent care, you will not have to wait as long as you would in the hospital. According to the Urgent Care Association’s 2017 Benchmarking Report Summary, 90% of all urgent care centers provided wait times of 30 minutes or less for patients to see healthcare providers. Things like broken bones or a twisted ankle can be seen by urgent care doctors.
Another benefit of urgent care centers is accessibility. When compared to doctor’s offices you have much greater access. This is because your primary care doctor probably has the office closed a couple of days each week. Urgent cares are most likely going to be open everyday of the week.