Urgent care provides extended hours walk-in care for acute illness and injury care. Urgent care centers usually offer services and availability outside from what a typical clinic or primary care practice would. Urgent care is intended for treating illness and injuries that aren't life threatening or serious enough to require a visit to the hospital emergency room (e.g. lacerations, mild fractures, earaches, influenza, rashes, etc).
If you need quick medical attention for a non-life-threatening problem, and your primary care physician is not available, you can visit an urgent care center; which will have similar resources to primary care facilities, as well as some lab and imaging services.
Prices are lower because doctors don’t have to deal with insurance paperwork. Since you pay ahead, the savings are passed on to you.
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