When we say urgent care, we are actually referring to a kind of health care service that is provided to those who have medical condition or those who are suffering from an injury that needs immediate medical attention. Many people who have tried visiting urgent care claim that it is far affordable and less expensive that an emergency room. In usual circumstances, the medical care that is needed must be applied right after getting an injury or within twenty-four hours, starting from the time you got it, or else you will become sick. Another thing that you should know regarding urgent care is that they are usually a clinic that is not attached to any hospital but, they may still be on the same grounds as a hospital. Most of the time, you will notice that the patients coming to urgent care clinics for check-ups and the likes are those who already have regular physicians however, they cannot get in touch with them always as their schedules might not match or it is already after hour at their doctor. If the medical illness that these patients have are not that serious that they already have to be sent to the emergency room, they can opt to visit urgent care instead.
Going back to the time when these types of medical clinics began, we can say that it happened way back nineteen seventy’s and ever since then, many health insurance companies are encouraging their clients to make the most use of these walk-in clinics whenever they are in need of medical care, regardless of whether they already have a doctor but could not go see them often or they do not have one yet. If you are wondering why health care insurance are encouraging their clients to patronize this walk-in medical clinic, well, that is due to the fact that urgent care offers a reduced cost for the service they provide. And also, there goes the fact that the patients will have their conditions treated prior to them reaching the emergency status and before they need to be brought down to the emergency room. Let us say for example, you have a child and he had a sore throat, sending him over to an urgent care clinic and have his sore throat treated within twenty four hours will make the whole thing manageable since they will only have to let him take a medicine for sore throat alongside anti-biotics to prevent it from getting infected and inflamed as well.