Approximately 60% of all urgent care centers have a wait time of 15 minutes or less to see a physician or mid-level healthcare provider. This is significant less than the average wait time at a traditional doctor’s office or the emergency room. Shorter wait times means wasting less time sitting in waiting room when you are ill or injured with other people, who are ill or injured. It means less time away from home or work and less time away from your family and friends.
Over 65% of all urgent care facilities have a physician on-site at all times. That means not having to wait for the physician to arrive to help you or talk to you about why you are there. This helps with the reduced wait time, and allows you to get treated and get out faster.
Of those that wait longer than 15 minutes, over 80% will wait less than an hour, which means the urgent care facility still has a shorter wait time than most doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. In addition to the reduced wait times, ur
It is 8:00 pm on a Tuesday and your child has a cough that will not quit, what should you do? Or, it is 3:00 pm on a Saturday and you twisted your ankle on the tennis court, should you go to the emergency room? In both of these instances, the chances are very slim that your doctor’s office is open. It has been estimated, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that nearly half of all people who go to hospital emergency room are not sick enough or hurt badly enough to warrant being admitted to the hospital and were only in the emergency department because their primary care doctor’s office was closed. Luckily, there are other options such as a memorial urgent care center.