Category Seattle urgent care

How Effective is Treatment Offered by Urgent Care Centers?

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The average local urgent care facility welcomes an estimated 342 patients each week in the United States, as reported by the Urgent Care Association of America. Besides being sound health care policy, local urgent care centers have recently helped unburden primary care doctors from the huge caseloads they typically carry. The fact is that at the moment, there just are not enough primary care physicians available to treat all patients needing care. This problem has resulted in long wait times for appointments and a marked decrease in the amount of time a doctor can spend with her patients. Local urgent centers help to fill in this health care gap, and because local urgent care centers accept most forms of health insurance, urgent care visits are not any more costly, and sometimes less so, than primary

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