When we say urgent care, we are actually referring to a kind of health care service that is provided to those who have medical condition or those who are suffering from an injury that needs immediate medical attention. We want you to know as well that visiting an urgent care is less expensive that you going into 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. Many a times, those patients who are visiting urgent care clinics are the ones who already have their own physician but cannot meet with them regularly as their schedules do not match or they are available right after the business hour of 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.
If you are going to ask us when urgent care come to exist, it was actually in the year nineteen seventy and from that time until today, many health insurance companies are encouraging and urging their clients to use these medical clinics whenever they feel the need to have their illness or condition tended or whenever they have to have their regular checkups done, notwithstanding whether they do not have a doctor or if they have one but cannot see them regularly. 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. And also, there goes the fact that the patients will have their conditions treated prior to them reaching the emergency status and before they need to be brought down to the emergency room. Let us say for example, you have a child and he had a sore throat, sending him over to an urgent care clinic and have his sore throat treated within twenty four hours will make the whole thing manageable since they will only have to let him take a medicine for sore throat alongside anti-biotics to prevent it from getting infected and inflamed as well.