Speaking of urgent care, one thing that you should know about it is the fact that this is a kind of health care service given to those who are suffering from injuries or who may have medical condition that requires medical attention. It has been said that going to an urgent care will pose as something less expensive that you going to an emergency room. It is very important to know that the application of medicine for those who are injured must be done right after getting injured or within the twenty-four hours from the moment they acquire it, that is if you do not want to become sick. The next thing we want you to know regarding urgent care is that they are typically what you can call a normal clinic however, they are not attached nor affiliated with any hospital, though they may be on the same grounds as them. Many a times, those patients who are visiting urgent care clinics are the ones who already have their own physician but cannot meet with them regularly as their schedules do not match or they are available right after the business hour of their doctor. If the medical illness that these patients have are not that serious that they already have to be sent to the emergency room, they can opt to visit urgent care instead.
If you are going to ask us when urgent care come to exist, it was actually in the year nineteen seventy and from that time until today, many health insurance companies are encouraging and urging their clients to use these medical clinics whenever they feel the need to have their illness or condition tended or whenever they have to have their regular checkups done, notwithstanding whether they do not have a doctor or if they have one but cannot see them regularly. We know that you are wondering what could possibly be the reason why urgent care is being promoted by health care insurance and one thing we can tell you here is that it is because of how cost of the service they rendered are reduced. Furthermore, what we can tell you more about it is that the patients could also have their conditions treated before they can even reach emergency status and also, before there is any need for them to be sent to an emergency room. One very good example of this is when you have a child who is suffering from a sore throat and then, that sore throat was treated within twenty four hours, this will come out as something manageable and can be treated by using medicine for sore throat together with some anti-biotic to prevent infection and all.