• Why Urgent Care Is a Good Alternative

    on Oct 15th, 2018

When you need prompt medical attention, but it isn’t an emergency, there is a better option than the long drive and tiring wait to your nearest hospital’s emergency room: your nearest urgent care center.

There are a few reasons why visiting urgent care can be a better alternative when you find yourself feeling unwell or need help to care for a minor injury.

Urgent care offers you a same-day appointment scheduled to suit you.

Emergency room visits can easily fill your day with a long wait in a crowded, noisy waiting room. It’s the last thing you want or need when you’re feeling hurt or unwell. We know that your time is valuable, and wasting hours in your day isn’t helpful. That’s why you can call us at Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice to schedule an appointment with a doctor for the same day and at a time that suits you.

You can see us for urgent care if you need prompt medical attention that isn’t an emergency (in which case you should always call 911). If you’re feeling unwell and unsure why or you have a minor injury that needs to be examined we can help you. Here at Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice we look after a range of medical issues including:

Visiting an urgent care center is less expensive than an ER visit.

In fact it’s significantly cheaper to visit an urgent care center than your local hospital’s emergency department. A 2016 study found that an Emergency Room visit was around 10 times more costly than visiting an urgent care center for the same diagnosis, tests, and treatment. It’s partly because some ER doctors are not directly employed by the hospital where they work and can bill separately for their services if they aren’t in your insurer’s network.

Insurance rates for co-pay tend to be substantially lower than an ER visit, making it far more cost-effective to attend an urgent care center for same-day medical treatment. We accept a range of insurance plans here at Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice. We’re also experts at providing the assistance you need to coordinate your insurance for the treatment and tests you’ve received.

A wider range of comprehensive services are available at Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice.

When you visit us for urgent care treatment, you’ll be seen by one of our dedicated doctors with whom you may already be familiar and who is aware of your medical history. This is particularly helpful when dealing with allergies, asthma, diabetes, and IBS because we’ll better understand the bigger picture and ensure continuity of care.

We are also able to make referrals to the right specialist for you across our network, ensuring that you not only receive the urgent care you need as soon as possible, but that any ongoing issues can be treated by the right professional for you.

If you’re feeling unwell and need urgent care today, give us a call 503-894-9005 to schedule an appointment at one of our five urgent care centers.

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