Now as an adult I find myself in a similar situation. My family and I don’t get sick often so my husband and I don’t have primary care doctors. My children do have pediatricians, that also have an urgent care in their office for “outside hours” help. With the kids back in school it isn’t always possible to fit an appointment in at the doctor so urgent care is the easiest solution. When my husband or I need to visit a doctor we simply head to an urgent care in our town. It’s usually quick, they get right to the point of the visit, we get our help and we’re on our way.
There are a few things you can do to be Urgent Care Prepared for future visits.
- Have key healthcare information on hand. You might need a vaccination card for whoever is visiting the doctor. You’ll need your insurance card and to know your family’s health history.
- Identify your area healthcare options to handle sudden illnesses or injuries near your school, home and work.
- Make sure to identify healthcare resources that offer hours convenient for your family’s schedules.
- Confirm your insurance is accepted at your area healthcare providers ahead of time.
- Review the range of services provided so you know where to go for any concern.
I find that I prefer just having an Urgent Care available to me for my doctor needs because of their extended and weekend hours. They fit my schedule the best. It’s also a lot cheaper than visiting the emergency room. With the back to school time crunch if you need physicals, vaccinations or a flexible doctor option, urgent care fills that need very nicely. We rarely have an emergency, but if we have a sickness that feels urgent this is where urgent care is better.
Find an urgent care near you and enjoy the benefits of going to the doctor on your schedule.
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