Have you or someone you know ever been injured and wonder whether they should make an expensive trip to the emergency room or wait to talk to your doctor? I have and it’s not a fun situation to be in because what if it is serious and you wait, but on the other hand what if it isn’t and you waste all that time and money to find out you should have visited the doctor.
Thankfully we can now visit our local urgent care centers! Huge relief right.
Here are my top three reasons for choosing urgent care centers over the emergency room.
Urgent Care is more affordable
Sadly too many families are leaving the emergency room with HUGE bills when they could have visited their neighborhood urgent care center for much less, even thousands less. If you need care and it’s true emergency you might consider visiting your local urgent care center and save some money.
You can find them everywhere
Urgent care centers are all over the country.
They’re typically faster
I can’t speak for all emergency rooms but the ones I have been to make you wait forever. Urgent care not only costs less, but they are quite efficient when admitting and discharging patients. It’s an excellent choice if you don’t want to spend hours waiting at the emergency room.
There are my top three reasons for choosing my local urgent care center over the emergency room unless, of course, we are faced with a true emergency. Do you visit your local urgent care? If so tell us what you like better about urgent care.
We have partnered with Urgent Care Association of America to help families stay healthy and save money by sharing a few reasons we choose our local urgent care center over the emergency room when we are not faced with a true emergency. To learn more about the Urgent Care Association of American you can visit www.ucaoa.org.