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Aug
31

Three Benefits of Visiting Urgent Care

Walk in doctors

20 percent of patients who visit the emergency room can actually be treated at urgent care centers. Unfortunately, many people visit emergency rooms because their primary physicians are not easily accessible when an emergency occurs. In order to relieve emergency room crowding, immediate care centers are available to those who have minor injuries that need immediate medical attention, including broken bones, burns, and respiratory illness. 24 hour urgent care facilities provide several benefits to patients, as they deliver immediate medical treatment to those who visit.

1. 24 hour urgent care facilities save time. On average, half of all patients wait less than 15 minutes to be seen by a doctor. In addition, 80 percent of all visits take 60 minutes or less. Since emergency room visits can last for several hou