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Using Urgent Care Centers instead of Emergency Rooms

Posted Jun 04 2009 11:21pm

Urgent care centers are an affordable option for patients needing non-critical medical care. At urgent care centers, patients are treated by highly trained staff of physicians, nurses and health care technicians for many non-critical medical problems.  If you haven’t heard of urgent care centers, perhaps you are more familiar with some of the other names they are called:

  • Immediate Care
  • Convenient Care Clinic
  • Express Care Center
  • After-hours Facility
  • Minor Illness & Injury Center
  • On-call Doctor/ Physician
  • Quick Care Center
  • Now Care Facility
  • Prompt Care Clinic

The centers are typically open late nights; require no appointments, accept insurance or cash payment and walk-ins are welcome.  The centers usually guarantee you will receive medical care in less than 30 minutes and their services cost considerably less than visiting an emergency room. 

To find an urgent care center near you, you can use search engines:

  • Google - search on urgent care and include your city/state
  • Bing - search on urgent care and include your city and state
  • Find Urgent Care  - a directory to help consumers find centers in their area
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