THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN URGENT CARE CENTER
AND ER DOCTORS OFFICE?
Urgent Care Centers provides “After hours”
primary care for you and your family Urgent
and Convenient Care Center provides medical,
diagnostic, and therapeutic treatment to patients
presenting a wide range of illnesses and injury,
and well-patient needs.
• Common Illnesses
• Diagnostic Tests
• Occupational Medicine
• Skin Conditions
• Wellness and Examination
• Pharmacy Services
• Physical Therapy
• Specialist Services
• Preventive Screenings
• Travel Health
• Fracture care
While some doctors
extend their hours on a limited basis in the
evenings or on the weekends, not all would
be considered “Urgent Care” by
the Urgent Care Association of America - or
most insurance companies, for that matter.
Retail clinics located within supermarkets
or similar retail facilities, pain management
clinics, or chiropractic offices also do not
qualify as urgent care due to their limited
scope of services.
Nor do most insurance companies consider it
urgent care when hospital emergency rooms
hold themselves out to the public as urgent
care or “fast track” units, then
later bill patients based on the same exorbanent
fee schedule used by the emergency department.
A series of recent articles in the Chicago
Tribune reveals this problem as a growing
concern to consumers