When we say urgent care, we are actually referring to a kind of health care service that is provided to those who have medical condition or those who are suffering from an injury that needs immediate medical attention. Many people who have tried visiting urgent care claim that it is far affordable and less expensive that an emergency room. In usual circumstances, the medical care that is needed must be applied right after getting an injury or within twenty-four hours, starting from the time you got it, or else you will become sick. Another thing that you should know regarding urgent care is that they are usually a clinic that is not attached to any hospital but, they may still be on the same grounds as a hospital. You may have not known it but there are lots of patients who visit urgent care clinics who already have physicians they regularly see but since they cannot keep in touch with them all the time due to their mismatching schedules or getting the time off right after the business hour of their doctor, they rely on these clinics for their basic health needs. Just as long as the patient who needs medical attention does not carry a disease that warrants them a trip straight to the emergency room, then it is fine if they do to an urgent care clinic.
Going back to the time when these types of medical clinics began, we can say that it happened way back nineteen seventy's and ever since then, many health insurance companies are encouraging their clients to make the most use of these walk-in clinics whenever they are in need of medical care, regardless of whether they already have a doctor but could not go see them often or they do not have one yet. If you are wondering why health care insurance are encouraging their clients to patronize this walk-in medical clinic, well, that is due to the fact that urgent care offers a reduced cost for the service they provide. And also, there goes the fact that the patients will have their conditions treated prior to them reaching the emergency status and before they need to be brought down to the emergency room. For instance, you have a child and your child is having a sore throat, what you can do best about this is to send him over to a walk-in medical clinic and have his sore throat treated within twenty four hours so that he will not get sick because of it as a side effect.