For conditions and sudden illnesses that are not life-threatening, a visit to the emergency room is not necessarily the best choice. With an average wait time of 2-4 hours and costs reaching up to six times higher than at am urgent care clinic, ER visitors often find themselves spending their entire day at the hospital just to treat a simple wound or cough. Factor in the average ER co-pay of $75-$100 (versus $20-$30 at an urgent care clinic), and trips to the hospital emergency room become even more costly and time-consuming than previously thought.
Urgent care centers offer a compromise between emergency rooms and family medical practices. By providing immediate care in a small practice setting, Convenient Urgent Care is able to attend to patients within minutes of their arrival while offering considerably lower fees and co-pays. Unlike the average family practitioner, we provide walk-in service and are able to treat minor injuries up through broken bones as well as routine procedures and tests.
Is Urgent Care Right for Me?
Urgent care is ideal for:
- Minor injuries like sprains, cuts, burns, etc.
- Minor illnesses like colds, the flu, asthma, and allergies
- Occupational health issues – such as injuries at work or school
- Broken bones (fractures)
- X-ray, EKG, lab tests, and monitoring of vital signs
- Intravenous (IV) fluids
- Health checkups
- Sports and school physicals
- Routine immunizations
- Travel medicine services
- Acute pain management
- Pediatrics, adult, and senior services
Please see the right side of this page for each Convenient Urgent Care location’s hours of operation, and we accept most major health insurance plans. Call us at 810-720-1200 to learn more about whether our practice is right for you.