Currently, there are approximately 20.000 physicians that are practicing urgent care medicine. On a weekly basis, estimates from the Urgent Care Association of America indicate that three million individuals visit walk in urgent care centers. The fact that 85% of these centers are open throughout the entire week, it isn’t surprising that more and more Americans are opting to use urgent care centers rather than traditional hospital emergency rooms when they need medical assistance.
There are a variety of common medical issues that can be treated at a walk in urgent care facility. This includes minor illnesses such as colds and flus as well as urinary tract infections, allergic reactions, ankle sprains,