Archive for October 22, 2013
Did you know that urgent care centers represent one of the fastest growing segments within the American healthcare system? By and large the fact that an urgent care center affords patients the option of walk in care, they are a far more lucrative health care option than emergency rooms or primary care doctor’s offices. Plus, there are even some after hours urgent care facilities, and even some that are open 24 hours a day. Conversely, under a third of all primary care doctors have after-hours coverage.
According to a survey by the Urgent Care Association of America, 57 percent of patients wait less than 15 minutes to be seen, while 80 percent of all visits are 60 minutes or less. The fact that there are local urgent care centers that can take care of patients at a fraction of the cost and in a frac