The first urgent care clinic came into being back in the year of 2000, now nearly 20 full years in the past. In the time that has elapsed since, the popularity of the walk in clinic has skyrocketed. By the time we had reached the year of 2016, there were already more than 7,000 urgent care centers and walk in clinics to be found all throughout the United States. In the years since, this number has only continued to grow and now upwards of 20,000 local doctors are employed at such clinics all throughout the United States. After all, these doctors are very much needed to meet the patient load of up to three million people per week, a number that has only continued to grow and grow with the passage of time.
Of course, the popularity of urgent care centers is due to many different factors. For one thing, the convenience of the urgent care is not to be underestimated. After all, the fact that 85% of all walk in clinic locations are open each and every day of the week is most certainly