Day: September 19, 2013

Use Convenient Care Facilities Instead of the Emergency Room

Fremont ca urgent care

Emergency room visits throughout the United States are reaching numbers approaching 110 million annually. Interestingly, many of these visits can be taken care of at convenient care or urgent care centers. The urgent care movement was first seen in the 1970s in the United States; however, since that time it has grown exponentially around the world. According to the regulations and criteria set forth by the Urgent Care Association of American, a convenient care or an urgent care center must offer on site diagnostic services. These services must include X ray and phlebotomy.

Currently, almost two thirds of convenient care centers offer a mix of doctors, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants. About 65 percent of convenient care centers have at least one physician on site at all times. Some of the Read More