You’ve had a case of the stomach flu, your kid sprained their ankle at soccer practice, or you needed a work physical exam, and you recently went to your local urgent care clinic. You took this important step to get the care you needed, while avoiding a lot of the hassles that often come with conventional care options.
But now that you’ve finished your visit and you’re on your way home, there are still a few things to keep in mind. Here’s what to do after your visit to your urgent care facility:
- Follow the doctor’s orders.
No matter your reason for coming in, it’s important to follow the advice given to you by the doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional. Whether they told you to take a medication, avoid a certain food, stay hydrated, or follow up with a specialist, this guidance is for your own well-being. If you want to recover from your illness or injury, or take charge of your health moving forward, always follow the doctor’s orders.
- Pay your bill.
Urgent care clinics like DuPage Immediate Care make it easy to take care of your bill, with our online payment portal. You can pay in person at the clinic as well. Make sure you understand what your insurance will cover and what expenses you’ll be responsible for. You can also ask about special options for self-pay or payment plans.
- Give feedback.
Your local urgent care is always trying to improve its offerings to better serve the community, and your feedback is valuable. Whether you had a great experience, or you can suggest areas of improvement, take a few moments to fill out the patient survey.
- Bookmark for next time.
Life happens, and it’s always a great idea to have a reliable place to get care when things go sideways. Make sure you save directions to your local urgent care in your phone, and save the phone number in your contact list as well.
Want more tips on how to make the most out of your recent visit to urgent care? Get in touch with us at DuPage Immediate Care today!