Urgent Care Advantages
Injuries that are not threatening to life or limb are classified as minor injuries. Often, these injuries require more medical care attention than basic first aid, whether it’s a few stitches or an exam to rule out severe injury. There are several reasons to choose an urgent care facility rather than a hospital emergency room for treatment of minor injuries, including:
Times Oregon Business Journal reports that in 2009, Oregon-area emergency room wait times averaged around five and a half hours. Understandably, in an ER setting, minor injuries can be pushed back in the triage system in favor of treating life-threatening medical emergencies. An urgent care facility provides non-critical medical care. This means that you can receive treatment in a timely manner.
Many urgent care facilities only require a small co-pay, while average emergency room bills can cost at least a few hundred dollars depending on your insurance options and individual circumstances. At an urgent care facility, you won’t be forced to pay hundreds of dollars to treat a minor injury. Your Care accepts most insurance plans with cash payment options available.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality care for efficiency and affordability: Urgent care providers and practitioners are experienced in treating a wide variety of patients every day. Urgent care providers have to be prepared to serve as the front line of medical care for many patients. At Your Care, we always have board-certified providers on staff, ensuring that you receive the highest quality medical attention.
For non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, choose urgent care for affordable and prompt treatment. At Your Care, our board-certified providers offer exceptional urgent care with no appointment necessary. We also offer comprehensive occupational medicine services, flu shots, ODOT and sports physicals on a walk-in basis. For more information about our services, call (541) 548-2899.