Urgent care facilities care for patients with acute conditions. So patients like you with non-life-threatening illnesses or accidents can use their services rather than seeking care at the emergency room. You will receive quality care at urgent care facilities. Your use of urgent care centers for acute care helps emergency rooms to care for patients who are brought in for life and death emergency treatments. You will also benefit from the flexible treatment hours that urgent centers offer you.
Urgent care centers operate hours far past normal business hours of primary care and general practitioners' office hours. You can leave work at the end of the day and still manage to walk into an urgent care center late into the evening. The centers also work on holidays and weekends.
Acute Care On Demand
Sure you have a primary care physician. However, when you need medical attention for an acute health care issue and urgent care for injuries, your primary care physician's office may be fully booked and can't schedule you in to be seen. You had no other option in the past other than to go to the ER for care, where you wait for very long periods because the ER doctors must first treat every life and death case before you are seen later.
Highly Qualified And Well-Trained Medical Professionals
Urgent care facilities' staff members are just as highly qualified and well-trained as other medical professionals. They comply with the same records and health care guidelines as larger health care facilities and hospitals must adhere to. They deliver reliable primary care or emergency care that costs less than other medical professionals charge.
Billing Costs From Out-Of-Network Medical Professionals
You will never have to pay out-of-network radiologists who read your X-ray reports. Nor will you have to pay for an associated bill from an ER doctor who saw you but was also an out-of-network physician. The aggravating factor of this ordeal is that the facility you were seen in was listed on your insurance papers. Now here's the thing that's even more puzzling. You called your insurance company and confirmed your coverage and paid a co-pay. Now you're being billed by two out-of-network professionals, and the total is quite high.
You'll never experience this kind of billing confusion at an urgent care facility, because the price they offer you at the outset is never changed. You will not have to pay out-of-network doctors. There is transparency in the bill you receive from urgent care centers and the price you pay will be what was agreed upon initially.