You may have noticed one or more urgent care centers open in your local area and wondered how they were different from traditional emergency rooms. In non-emergency situations, urgent care centers are preferable to ERs because the fees are much lower and the wait times much shorter.
These walk-in clinics are also very convenient as most have extended hours in the evening, when your primary care physician’s office is closed. They are also open on weekends and no appointment is necessary to receive needed care.
Urgent care centers have much of the same equipment as an emergency room and offer many of the same services. Though each center is different and accepts different insurance plans, most offer affordable pricing specifically for those who have no coverage. Read More