Since the first clinic opened back in the late 1970’s, urgent care, referred by other names such as “emergency walk-in clinic”, “community health clinic”, or “walk-in health clinic”, was formed to meet a community need and has become one of the fastest growing healthcare segments in America. According to a 2017 report by The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), there are now over 7500 urgent care facilities, and this number is expected to grow—with no indication of slowing down anytime in the near future.
This thriving force is driven by several factors:
- Overcapacity in primary care facilities
- Overcrowding in the emergency room
- The insured, aging population
- The continued support of investors
According to UCAOA, there are an estimated 3 million patients who visit an urgent care (UC) clinic every week. With more than 20,000 physicians at these clinics, most have expanded their spac
If you’ve ever had to go to the emergency room in the middle of the night, you know it’s not a fun time. There are so many things about the emergency room that make it an unpleasant experience. If you aren’t experiencing a life or death situation then you might want to consider other options for seeing a medical professional. A lot of people don’t even know that there are other options for medical care other than the emergency room. Let me give you a few choices so that you can get an idea of the opportunity that is out there for you.
Urgent Care Express
Most urgent care facilities are open pretty late, not closing until somewhere 7:00 PM and 9:0