What is an Urgent Care Center?
Urgent care treats patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not usually serious enough to require a visit to an emergency room.
Urgent Care Center is a walk in medical center where you will be seen without any appointment. We are dedicated to providing you high quality medical care in situations when you need it the most. Our endevaour is to minimize wait times usually encountered in the ER and we work with primary care physicians in the community to provide care if they are unable to see you.
When should I go to an Urgent Care Center?
- You can't get a timely appointment with your physician
- You do not have time to wait in a hospital emergency room
- Your regular clinic is closed or your physician is on vacation.
What services are available at Urgent Care Center?
Although, sometimes it may seem like a trip to the hospital is in order, the emergency room is not always the best answer. You may be in for a long wait while more critical patients are treated and, depending on your health plan, it could cost you more money.
When your injury or illness is urgent, but not life threatening. Typical examples include cuts, wounds, sprains, injury from falls, minor burns, cold, cough, flu, diarrhea, infections and illnesses. For a minor illness or injury that needs immediate medical attention, Urgent Care Center is your better option.
Also your Urgent Care Center copayment is lower than a traditional Emergency room.
How can I decide if I should go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?
Urgent Care Center provides prompt treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. For all severe conditions like chest pain, stroke-like symptoms, sudden dizziness, sudden weakness or loss of balance, fainting, seizures, excessive bleeding, severe burns, excessive vomiting and vomiting blood, severe abdominal pain, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency room.
If you are still not sure, call us and we will guide you.
Who will care for me?
Urgent Care Center’s physicians are board certified. Our staff includes experienced physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. We are equipped with a procedure room and diagnostic X-ray services. On-site pharmacy services and a blood drawing station with laboratory are also available.
How long will I have to wait?
Urgent Care Center patients are generally treated on a first-come, first-served basis. While every attempt will be made to see you as quickly as possible, wait times will be based on the number of people seeking care as well as the seriousness of their condition. Our goal is to see patients with in 15 minutes of registration.
What happens after I leave urgent care?
You will be advised about all follow-up procedures and notified about any findings from laboratory work or X-rays. A complete record of your treatment will also be faxed to your primary care physician on request, who can provide any necessary follow-up care. If you do not have a primary care physician, we will help you find one in the area for follow up care.
What types of insurance do you accept?
We are contracted with most major carriers in our area including Medicare.
What if I do not have Insurance?
Urgent Care Center accepts cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.