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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.

Summer Activities and Urgent Cares

Summer Activities and Urgent Cares

by Stephanie Meadows
One may not realize this, but summer is also a busy time for urgent cares, due to summer activities related illnesses and injuries. We tend to think of summer as a generally healthy time of year when, of course, the living is easy, and while this may be true enough when it comes to instances of the common cold and flu, the long, hot days of spring and summer come with their own set of health and safety concerns. Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but unfortunately, you can get injured while enjoying outdoor activities. Here is how an urgent care can help.

Signs That You Might Need to Visit an Urgent Care

Signs That You Might Need to Visit an Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
When you need treatment right away, your body has a way of telling you. Many of us have been at that point where you can’t even wait one day for symptoms to finally subside, let alone waiting an entire week to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. When you feel the need to see a doctor right away, it’s time to visit an urgent care.