Neither urgent care or emergency room visits are a patient’s idea of fun; however, knowing which location is best suited for to get you the most effective treatment may make the experience much more manageable. Urgent care clinics are perfect for medical needs that you feel require immediate treatment and can’t wait for an appointment with your personal physician.
The term urgent care is not regulated by services offered, so always check what your local urgent care offers. FMC CareXpress clinics are equipped to treat common illnesses, allergy related symptoms, bronchitis, cold, flu, ear infection, skin infections, rashes and a plethora of other medical services.
Some people use urgent care as a primary care provider rather than an alternative to emergency room visits. Urgent cares are not ideal for trauma related emergencies or if resuscitation is necessary. Urgent care provides the expertise and peace of mind you expect from a physician without the hassle and wait a primary care provider sometimes requires.