If Your Medical Issue is Urgent but not Emergent, Consider and Urgent Care Center
Urgent care facilities have grown tremendously over the past few years for a couple of different reasons. One is that more and more insurers have instituted policies — such as surcharges — to discourage people from visiting the emergency room. Another is the advent of the Affordable Care Act, which gave millions more people access to health insurance, which has created demand for health services. Both of these developments have helped boost the number of family quick care places around the U.S.
Surveys have shown that the average visitor to an emergency room pays more than $600 per visit. That is very high when compared with an average cost of around $100 per visit to an Continue Reading
Three Reasons Urgent Care Centers Are Spreading Like Wildfire Across the US
A quick search in Google News for “urgent care” will net you an ostensibly endless string of stories about hospitals who are either closing their doors or making huge investments into advanced urgent care centers across the country. From a handful of locations 10 years ago to over 9,000 urgent care clinics today, urgent care facilities are the fastest growing type of medical centers in the country. Why are urgent care services growing at a geometric rate while traditional hospitals struggle to compete? Read on to find out.
Three Reasons Urgent Care Centers Are Spreading Like Wildfire
- Urgent Care Hours Are Plastic
As The Times-Picayune writes, Americans want more convenient healthcare services. One of the biggest problems that has emerged ove Continue Reading