The Benefits of Going to an Immediate Care Clinic

October 14, 2014
Immediate Care Clinic Benefits

Many people see the emergency room and even scheduling an appointment with their doctor as a last resort, and sometimes this is true even if they have medical insurance. Of course, certain health issues can clear up on their own without the need of a doctors visit, but when you do need professional medical attention, should you automatically go to the emergency room or see if your primary healthcare provider can fit you in? If you’re suffering from a general illness, then your best bet might be to go to a reputable immediate care clinic like PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
Minor Injuries
There’s no need for you to let your minor injuries go untreated when you can go to the local urgent care center. Animal bites, sprains, fevers, and infections can all be handled at an immediate care clinic – often in less time than it takes to visit your primary care provider. For more serious injuries and illnesses, like sudden chest pain or body numbness, you should go to the ER.
Financial Aspect
Even if you have health insurance, the co-pay you’ll have to pay when you visit the emergency room might make you feel as though you don’t have any coverage at all. For most urgent care centers you usually have to pay the same co-pay that you would if you were to see your primary care physician.
Additionally, depending on the clinic, you may also be able to take advantage of specials on routine vaccinations like flu shots, which can save you even more money.
Simple Medical Procedures
Many people are unaware that you can also go to an urgent care center for blood tests, pharmacy services, x-ray services, stitches, or blood pressure tests. While your regular doctor’s office offers the majority of these services, it might be several days before you can actually see them for an appointment, whereas you can typically just walk into an immediate care center and be helped right away.
We Can Help
If you don’t have a primary care provider, or if you’re looking for an alternative to the emergency room or your regular doctor, then try PhysicianOne Urgent Care. With multiple locations across Connecticut, and expert accredited doctors on staff, we’re a fast, easy, and safe alternative.

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