An urgent care clinic offers care for an illness or condition that wouldn’t result in disability or death if not treated immediately; however, the condition does require care within 24 hours in order to avoid further complications.

These include:

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Rising Temparature
  • Stomach flu

When should you go to urgent care? An obvious advantage of an urgent care clinic is the speed of care. Urgent care staff often get patients in with a medical professional in less than an hour. Like emergency rooms (ER), urgent care offices are typically open 365 days a year. However, cost of care is a fraction of what you or your insurance company would pay when you go to the ER.