5 Benefits of Urgent Care versus the Hospital ER

If you’ve been injured or you’re feeling awful, the last thing you want to do is head into the cold and busy environment of a hospital emergency room, where you may wait for hours before you get any answers and, more importantly, relief. At UrgentMed, our top priority is to give our patients in the Davie and Plantation, Florida, communities the prompt and personalized care they need to get them back on the road to good health.

Although hospitals play an invaluable role in overall health care, they aren’t ideally suited for those medical situations that aren’t life-threatening, but still require immediate care. In fact, there are many reasons why our urgent care centers may be your better bet, and here are five to get you started.

  1. Why wait?

One of the biggest benefits of seeking medical care at UrgentMed is that our wait times are far below what you may find in a hospital ER. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’re our priority, and we make every effort to get you the help you need within 15 minutes.

Hospital ER wait times are understandably long as they juggle large numbers of people who are all seeking care, some more urgent than others, and you get bumped down the list.

If you have an urgent medical situation, but not one that requires life-saving care, our urgent care centers are able to handle your medical situation quickly and efficiently.

2. It’s all we do

Our two urgent care centers are specifically — and solely — designed to provide patients with the help they need as quickly as possible. Hospital ERs are part of a much larger system, which means even if you get in to see a doctor, you still have to wait for shared services, like X-rays and lab testing.

At UrgentMed, we’re a standalone operation with services and equipment that are devoted to only one thing — your urgent care.

3. An oasis of calm

One of the aspects our patients appreciate the most is that our urgent care centers are quiet and comfortable. Hospital ERs are designed to field critical emergencies as ambulances come and go, creating a chaotic and noisy environment. If you’re injured or sick, this type of atmosphere does little to calm your anxiety.

At UrgentMed, you’ll find an oasis of calm, competent care, putting you at ease from the parking lot to the comfortable waiting areas to the private treatment rooms.

4. Less expensive

In many cases, our care is more economical than a hospital ER. When you pay for services at a hospital ER, you’re paying for a lot more than you may need. At our urgent care clinics, you pay only for the care you receive, without footing the much larger bill that comes with sustaining a hospital’s extensive services.

5. The next step

If you require aftercare, our urgent care clinics provide you with great referrals so that you can take the next steps. For example, if you break your ankle, we will treat the injury and ensure that you’re comfortable and then refer you to an orthopedist for your aftercare. At a hospital ER, their only mandate is to get you treated and out the door as quickly as possible.

If you need immediate medical attention for a non-life-threatening injury or illness, make one of the two UrgentMed clinics your first stop. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

 

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