These days, there are many choices when seeking healthcare, including doctors’ offices, urgent care clinics, emergency rooms, and holistic healers. Most people seem to have a preference for their dedicated doctor’s office, but this option has limitations. Traditional physicians’ offices aren’t open on evenings, weekends, or holidays. They also typically require scheduling appointments far in advance. Plus, these offices usually don’t have immediate access to things like X-ray machines, sleep study equipment, or rapid lab screenings. So many people are choosing to visit their local urgent care clinics instead.
You may be thinking, Is urgent care as good as going to the doctor’s office?
In many cases, yes! Urgent care or immediate care is designed to bridge the gap between physician practice and hospital care. These clinics are not equipped to handle emergency or life-threatening conditions (please go to the ER for this) but can handle pretty much anything else. Routine exams and physicals can be done at urgent care, along with diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and injuries. Sprains, strains, rashes, allergies, colds, flu, UTIs, asthma, food poisoning, and similar conditions can easily be handled at urgent care. Why wait to get into your regular doctor’s office when you could be seen right away?
Urgent care clinics accept most major insurance coverage, and some even accept appointments for same-day or next-day care. Many people are relying on these community-based clinics for their routine health care, as well as when they are dealing with illness or minor injury. Plus, the caliber of doctors, nurses, and aides at urgent care is on par with what you’d find in most hospitals and clinics. You’ll receive quality care without the long wait. So next time you’re in need of non-emergency medical attention, consider coming down to DuPage Immediate Care. We’re open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. You can schedule your appointment online or simply walk in. We look forward to seeing you!