Did you know that there are an estimated 6,800 urgent care centers in the United States? Urgent care facilities are designed to treat non-life-threatening medical conditions, and this has allowed urgent care to become a practical alternative to the emergency room. Since 110 million patients visit the emergency room each year, urgent care is a convenient way to help reduce ER crowding.
1. Variety of treatment. Immediate care facilities are designed to treat several types of minor medical conditions. Strains, sprains, food poisoning, concussions, upper respiratory illnesses, fractures, and lacerations, for example, can all be treated at an urgent care center. In addition, many of these