Why Go To An Affordable Urgent Care?
Urgent care centers are gaining popularity in the healthcare industry for benefiting community medical services and patients. They are a fast, affordable alternative to emergency room care for patients with non-threatening life conditions and non-critical injuries. Many urgent care centers cater to patient convenience in a way that overshadows traditional medical facilities. Many clinics provide physical exams, basic blood work, and employment-related drug tests. Many urgent care centers are open 24 hours and have a wait time of 20 minutes or less. An exam takes less than an hour to complete and a typical visit is 40% to 50% less expensive than a trip to the emergency room.
Emergency care vs Urgent Care
A medical condition considered an emergency is one that needs quick or advanced treatment, such as surgery, that is only available in a hospital. Symptoms evaluated in the emergency room will range from unconsciousness, severe bleeding, serious injury, or broken bones.
Urgent care is not emergency care. Urgent care centers primarily treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but does not require a trip to the emergency room. Urgent care centers are often more time-friendly and cost-efficient.
Urgent Care Medical Conditions
Urgent medical conditions are not considered emergencies but need care within 24 hours. Some conditions treated at an Urgent Care center are:
● Accidents and falls
● Breathing difficulties
● Severe abdominal pain
● High fever
● Bleeding cuts that need stitches
● Severe sore throat or cough
Minor injuries and illnesses will be examined by an urgent care physician.
Dial 911 for a life-threatening emergency and care will be provided at your nearest emergency room.
Call our Panama City, FL location or walk in appointments to our urgent care today!