Life threatening emergencies, such as a head injury or a heart attack, should be handled by emergency rooms (ER) exclusively. However, if you need medical attention for something not quite as serious such as a mild cut or sprained ankle, an urgent care unit is more than adequate. Emergency rooms are essential for treating trauma, heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening emergencies but they’re not necessarily needed for the more minor injuries of life that still require treatment.
Urgent care units are popular because of their low waiting times, their flexible payment options, their efficiency, their professionalism, and of course for their staffs. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are about 9,000 walk in health clinics in the country. Of those, near