What is Urgent Care?
For conditions and sudden illnesses that are not life-threatening, a visit to the emergency room is not necessarily the best choice. With an average wait time of 2-4 hours and costs reaching up to six times higher than at am urgent care clinic, ER visitors often find themselves spending their entire day at the hospital just to treat a simple wound or cough. Factor in the average ER co-pay of $75-$100 (versus $20-$30 at an urgent care clinic), and trips to the hospital emergency room become even more costly and time-consuming than previously thought.
Urgent care centers offer a compromise between emergency rooms and family medical practices. By providing immediate care in a small practice setting, Convenient Urgent Care is able to attend to patients within minutes of their arrival while offering considerably lower fees and co-pays. Unlike the average family practitioner, we provide walk-in service and are able to treat minor injuries up through broken bones as well as routine procedures and tests.
Is Urgent Care Right for Me?
Urgent care is ideal for:
- Minor injuries like sprains, cuts, burns, etc.
- Minor illnesses like colds, the flu, asthma, and allergies
- Occupational health issues - such as injuries at work or school
- Broken bones (fractures)
- X-ray, EKG, lab tests, and monitoring of vital signs
- Intravenous (IV) fluids
- Health checkups
- Sports and school physicals
- Routine immunizations
- Travel medicine services
- Acute pain management
- Pediatrics, adult, and senior services
Convenient Urgent Care is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm, and we accept most major health insurance plans. Call us at 810-720-1200 to learn more about whether our practice is right for you.