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3 Common Myths About the Walk in Health Clinic

walk in health clinics1. The Walk in Health Clinic Is Not Reliable.
The Urgent Care Association of America estimates that 3 million patients seek care from a walk in health clinic each week. While some clinics are only open Monday through Saturday, 85% of them have business hours every day of the week. Clinic doctors must be alert at all times to treat different types of patients. There are presumptions made in regards to the talent level of doctors and nurses employed by clinics. Most assume that these clinics are only able to hire low-level talent, but that is not true. Walk in heath clinics employ some of the top doctors and nurses in the area.

2. The Walk in Health Clinic Is for Severe Symptoms Only
Many patients assume that walk in health clinics are reserved for emergency room-like symptoms, but that is...

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3 Benefits of Urgent Care

urgent careAnyone who has ever been in the emergency room will tell you that if they had another care option, they would jump at it. Urgent care provides much of the same care, for less money and less time. There are so many benefits to visiting these centers. Read on for just a few of these benefits.

Less Wait
Over 69% of centers get their patients in for care in under 20 minutes. This translates to faster treatment, allowing you or your loved one to get back home to rest or heal. ER wait times range from a half hour to several hours in comparison, and often, if you have a ‘lesser’ injury, you will wait quite a while for any care. Rather than waiting in a waiting room for hours on end, go to these clinics and they will treat you efficiently and expertly.

Less Money
If you’ve ever been to the ER, you...

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What You Need to Know About Children, Seniors, and the Flu

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To say this winter, as well as this cold and flu season, has been severe is truly a gross understatement. Between record-breaking sub zero temperatures, deadly snow and ice storms, and a record number of flu hospitalizations — including a particularly nasty strain — everyone is just about ready for this season to be over with.

However, Americans are far from being out of the woods. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the cold and flu season typically lasts from October to May, with peak numbers spiking in January and February. Therefore, it’s best for families to take preventative measures in order to ensure the health of their children and seniors, both of which are most likely to suffer from flu-related complications.

If you suspect you, your child, or an older family member

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