When you get sick or injured, the only thing on your mind is likely getting care, fast. That’s why you should make sure you know the facts before such an event arises. To help you with that, we’ve compiled a list of three reasons why you should consider choosing urgent care over the emergency room.
1. It takes less time.
About 80% of urgent care patients wait 15 minutes or less for treatment. That’s a significantly shorter wait time than an emergency room. In fact, 35% of emergency room visits could have been resolved faster at an urgent care facility, and an estimated 80% of visits are resolved within an hour.
2. Are there really that many differences?
Did you know that an estimated 27% of emergency room visits could have been resolved at an