Urgent Care Clinic

13 Sep

For urgent but non-emergency situations, these are stand-alone clinics that usually have evening and weekend hours. They’re good for common, non-serious, well=understood medical ailments or conditions when a regular physician’s office is unavailable. Service vary by facility, some perform lab tests and X-rays while others don’t. They have less equipment and staffing than ERs which makes them less expensive, but patients should be careful about verifying costs and coverage. Wait times tend to be shorter than the ER, and payment is usually made at the time of service.

Source: Healthy Living Made Simple September/October 2017

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