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Quick Things to Grab Before Your Urgent Care Visit

Quick Things to Grab Before Your Urgent Care Visit

by Yenny (SU)
A Handy Checklist for a Visit to the Urgent Care  A form of identification – driver’s license, passport, military ID, employment badge, or student identification card.  Proof of guardianship for adults who accompany patients under age 18  Insurance information  Medical history information (patient’s past surgeries and medical conditions)  A list of patient’s allergies.  A list of the patient’s current prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.  Contact information for an emergency contact  Contact information of primary care physician

Back 2 School Bash - Sumter

by ih-cof admin
A back to school and health event for students in Sumter, SC.

What Exactly is An Urgent Care?

What Exactly is An Urgent Care?

by Stephanie Meadows
According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are currently about 9,000 urgent cares in the United States, but that number is increasing daily. There is a growing demand for urgent care facilities, and the services that they provide. These days hospitals and emergency rooms are being flooded, and as a result people are turning to urgent cares for help.

Urgent Care for Cancer Patients: A Gentler ER Alternative

Urgent Care for Cancer Patients: A Gentler ER Alternative

by Stephanie Meadows
Urgent Care Clinics have earned a place in the modern healthcare landscape for their convenience and affordability. But cancer patients, often in need of medical care right away, usually seek treatment in ER departments that can’t offer a safe environment and practitioners experienced in oncologic care.

Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting an Urgent Care

Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting an Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows
All too often, illness or injury appear out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. When these situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed.