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. It has been said that going to an urgent care will pose as something less expensive that you going to an emergency room. It is very important to know that the application of medicine for those who are injured must be done right after getting injured or within the twenty-four hours from the moment they acquire it, that is if you do not want to become sick. 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. Most of the time, you will notice that the patients coming to urgent care clinics for check-ups and the likes are those who already have regular physicians however, they cannot get in touch with them always as their schedules might not match or it is already after hour at 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. If you are wondering why health care insurance are encouraging their clients to patronize this walk-in medical clinic, well, that is due to the fact that urgent care offers a reduced cost for the service they provide. Furthermore, what we can tell you more about it is that the patients could also have their conditions treated before they can even reach emergency status and also, before there is any need for them to be sent to an 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.