The emergence of urgent care centers has been a boon to people who need prompt treatment for their non-life-threatening medical problems but dread the inconvenience and exorbitant costs associated with emergency room visits.
Since the first one opened decades ago, urgent care centers are gaining significant traction—for a number of great reasons. Below are the top benefits of visiting an urgent care center, needless to say a good one.
They Are Open Late 7 Days A Week, 365 Days A Year
Urgent care centers offer you an excellent alternative for when you are unable to see your primary care doctor or you have a medical situation that just can’t wait.
Also, unlike the emergency room where the medical personnel see patients according to the severity of their conditions/ injuries (with patients with life-threatening conditions being cared for first), urgent care centers accommodate walk-in patients on a first-come, first-served basis. They offer an even-greater convenience by allowing patients to call ahead or check in online.
They Are Staffed with Equally Qualified and Capable Medical Personnel
Many people make a mistake of visiting the emergency room for minor medical problems, thinking that they would receive better care. Urgent care centers are manned by physicians and staff with extensive training in emergency medicine. This means you will receive the same –if not, better—quality of care than when you go to the ER.
Urgent care physicians are equipped to treat a vast variety of non-emergency medical problems, such as the following:
- Abscesses and skin infections
- Eye and ear infections
- Insect stings
- Minor burns
- Minor dislocations
- Simple fractures
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infections
For medical problems requiring advanced treatment, urgent care physicians provide referrals or coordinate patients’ care with the appropriate specialists.
They Offer Comprehensive Care
In addition to providing medical care, urgent care centers offer an extensive range of other essential health services, which are only typically available in emergency rooms. These include diagnostic and medical imaging services, vaccinations, school physicals, drug testing, laceration repair, and abscess incision and drainage.
Urgent Care Center in Fairless Hills, PA
At Patient Care Now Urgent Care, we are staffed with highly qualified ER physicians who value the time, comfort, convenience, and health of the residents of Fairless Hills and all of its neighboring communities. We provide exceptional-quality, comprehensive, and efficient healthcare services, so you never have to drive around town to get what you need.
Visit us today—no appointment necessary. If you prefer, you may also call us at (267) 202-6433 or check in online to let us know you’re coming. Please note that we are unable to provide care for severe traumatic injuries and complex fractures.