With the winter season swiftly approaching, as the temperatures decrease, the chances of catching the dreaded flu increases. In the past, most people typically schedule an appointment with their regular physician to receive a flu shot, but scheduling these appointments can be a hassle, and it can be days until you get to see your doctor. However, today a more convenient solution to receiving flue shots exists with medical treatment facilities known as urgent care.
Urgent care facilities provide immediate healthcare for non life threatening situations. These urgent care centers are typically free standing buildings, while others are found in medical plazas or retail centers. An estimated 15 percent of urgent care facilities throughout the United States are found in urban areas, existing in almost all major US cities, and many suburban locations as well.
Urgent care facilities are great because they operate on a walk-in basis. This means that no scheduled appointment is necessary, and no long periods are experienced in a waiting room. Many after hours urgent care centers are open until early in the morning, and some are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A recent survey perform by the Urgent Care Association of America reports that an estimated 55 percent of urgent care facilities in the United States have been in business 5 years or longer.
With the flu season just underway, most urgent care centers are performing flu shot clinics. Attending these clinics allow an individual to receive their flu shot in just a few minutes, for an affordable price. Most urgent care centers accept health insurance coverage as payment, but if you do not have health coverage, they will still accept your payment.
Local urgent care facilities are also great for treating other health ailments such as strep throat, infections, sprained bones, etc. In most cases, less-threatening health ailments are better off being treated through urgent care, as an estimated 35 percent of emergency room visits in the United States could have been resolved faster, and more affordable at an urgent care center. Find out more at this site: www.immediateclinic.com