Care Confusion How Urgent Care Centers Have Shaken Up the Health Care Industry

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The American healthcare system is a far cry from what it used to be, and that’s a good thing. Prior to the urgent medical care movement, which began nearly 40 years ago, healthcare was pretty simple in that it was black and white: hospitals and primary care physician offices. However, when the urgent care movement began to gain traction — and make money — the healthcare industry was changed for the better.

Urgent care centers are designed to bridge the broad gap between the level of care administered by hospital emergency departments and primary care physician offices.… Read More...

Why You Should Care About Urgent Care

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With more and more patients demanding easier access to quality care, and insurers encouraging them to seek lower cost options than emergency room visits, urgent care facilities are rapidly filling the critical gap in modern healthcare. In fact, an estimated three million patients visit an urgent care facility each week in the United States. Business continues to boom, as urgent care centers account for $14 billion in revenue annually in the United States. However, this is not just a fad. The movement for urgent care actually began in the 1970’s in the United States, and has rapidly gained popularity around the world since then.… Read More...

Should You Go to the ER or an Urgent Care Clinic?

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Life is good at throwing you curve balls, and you can often find yourself dealing with situations you never expected. This is especially true when it comes to medical emergencies and services, whether you’ve broken a bone or end up searching online for “at home std testing kits”. Regardless of your situation, dealing with an unexpected medical problem can be difficult: what do you do? Where do you go? Should you go immediately to the emergency room, schedule an appointment with your doctor, or go to one of your local urgent care facilities?… Read More...