All too often we have need of urgent, but non life threatening, medical care. Our first choice is to make a doctor’s appointment. Unfortunately, it may be too late by the time a doctor is able to see us. With no other options left, we are forced to head to the emergency room. However, emergency rooms are designed to handle life threatening emergencies, thus emergency room numbers can swell and those of us with non life threatening problems often have to wait hours to be seen by a medical professional.
Until recently, the emergency room was the only option is this situation. However, now there is a new choice: urgent care facilities. Urgent care facilities are designed to offer basic medical care for urgent, non life threatening conditions on a walk in basis. Unlike emergency rooms, the wait time is ofte