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. When you got injured, regardless of whether it is self-inflicted or caused by an accident, you have to immediately call for medics or anyone that can provide you with medical attentions since medicine must be applied to the would right away or within twenty-four hours since going beyond that time limit may cause you to get sick as well. 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. If the medical illness that these patients have are not that serious that they already have to be sent to the emergency room, they can opt to visit urgent care instead.
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. We know that you are wondering what could possibly be the reason why urgent care is being promoted by health care insurance and one thing we can tell you here is that it is because of how cost of the service they rendered are reduced. 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.