When you are sick and in pain, you want to get better as soon as you can. That usually means that you need medicine and sleep. Nine times out of 10, you are going to go to bed feeling just fine only to wake up with a fever and several other symptoms. Most primary care physicians don’t have open appointments the day you call, so what do you do? The next best thing is to head into SunSouth Medical Center and visit our urgent care. There are many reasons to visit our urgent care rather than going to your local emergency room.
When you go to the emergency department (ED) chances are pretty good that you will be sitting in the waiting room for a while unless you are suffering from something life threatening. In an urgent care it is a first come first served atmosphere meaning that you will be seen as soon as a doctor is available.
If you go to the ED, you are almost guaranteed to get a bill of over $1000 even if you have insurance. Many insurance plans have a co-pay with urgent care facilities meaning that you only pay a certain amount up front.
Not to toot our own horn or anything but we take pride in getting to know our patients so that we can figure out what exactly is causing you discomfort. We will give you our full attention and be discreet about any issue you may be having.
There are many more reasons for why you should come to our urgent care facility over going to the emergency department. Make sure to come back soon to find out what those reasons are.