Urgent care centers across the country are given a less than stellar reputation compared to emergency facilities such as hospitals. However, they really have no reason to be treated this way when all they strive to do is treat you. With over 7,000 urgent care locations reported across the United States since 2016, it’s time to cut them a little slack.
While it is true that there is no comparison between the urgent care and emergency room facilities, you usually have to have a serious reason to go to the hospital. In fact, it is estimated in a recent study that somewhere between 45 and 65% of all ER episodes could have been treated at a 24 hour urgent care location, saving you both time and money. In addition, more than 70% of ER visits are for non-emergency or preventable conditions. This means that ma