Urgent care clinics offer extended and weekend hours as well as convenient neighborhood locations. These walk in clinics have highly qualified staff, including doctors, nurses, technicians and pharmacists on site to treat most medical conditions that are not emergencies. The Urgent Care Association of America estimates that 3 million people visit doctors urgent care clinics each year, for everything from the common cold to fractures and chronic conditions like diabetes and back pain.
Urgent care centers also offer physical therapy to treat sports injuries, chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions for which there is no quick and easy medical treatment. Physical therapy also complements treatment for other medical conditions and improves patient outcomes.
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