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The Case For Urgent Care Centers In The United States

From lab services to wound repair, urgent care services all throughout the country provide a much broader array of services than most people realize. In fact, urgent care centers all throughout the United States are often the ideal place to go when you have a medical concern, a better choice than the local emergency room or even your primary care physician. This article will take a look at the reasons you should go to such an urgent care location, as well as what you can have treated there – and what should still be seen in the emergency room.

First, it’s important to discuss the fact that most urgent care centers can handle the vast majority of cases that they see with no outside intervention. In fact, data more than backs this up, showing that only around three percent or so of cases seen by your typical walk in clinic must be sent to the emergency room. On the other hand, however, as many as sixty five percent of cases seen by a local emergency room could have been thoroughly t

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When to Pick an Urgent Care Center Over the Emergency Room

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It is 4:00 pm on a Saturday. Your daughter fell on the tennis court. She has hurt her ankle. You do not think it is broken but do not want to wait until Monday morning to take her to the doctor, what can you do? Fortunately, you have options other than going to an emergency room doctor.

You may have driven by one and not noticed it. Urgent care and walk in clinics have popped up all over the United States. The Urgent Care Association of America reports that there are about 20,000 doctors working in these medical clinics around the country. Nearly three million people go to them for their health care needs

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