Speaking of urgent care, one thing that you should know about it is the fact that this is a kind of health care service given to those who are suffering from injuries or who may have medical condition that requires 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. Just as long as the patient who needs medical attention does not carry a disease that warrants them a trip straight to the emergency room, then it is fine if they do to an urgent care clinic.
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. It has been said that the main reason why health care insurance companies are encouraging their clients to use these walk-in medical clinic is because of the reduced cost. In addition to that, you should know as well that the patients can have their condition treated even before their status reach the emergency level or even before they are warranted a trip to the emergency room. One very good example of this is when you have a child who is suffering from a sore throat and then, that sore throat was treated within twenty four hours, this will come out as something manageable and can be treated by using medicine for sore throat together with some anti-biotic to prevent infection and all.