Why Urgent Care

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Why Urgent Care

Urgent Care - also known as immediate care - bridges the gap between the injury that's too urgent to wait for the family physician and the life-threatening situation that requires a trip to the emergency room.

We are dedicated to making health care affordable. Facing an urgent illness or injury should not create a financial burden for a patient or the patient's family. You can benefit from significant cost savings using Independence Urgent Care versus a hospital - without sacrificing quality of care.

84% of ER visits can be seen in a full service urgent care.

When Should You Go to an Emergency Room?

Emergency Care is meant for serious medical conditions where delaying care could cause permanent harm or even death. If you or a family member encounters something like that, it's important to seek immediate care at an Emergency Room (ER) or by calling 911. Emergency responders are trained to react quickly and transport you to the facility that best meets your needs.

Visit an ER for:

  • Signs of a heart attack, such as chest pain
  • Signs of stroke, such as sudden onset of numbness in the arms or legs
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Bleeding that won't stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure
  • Poisoning
  • Head Injury
  • Complicated fractures or broken bones
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal feelings

An urgent care center specializes in medical problems that are urgent but not life threatening. Many urgent conditions can be cared for more easily and quickly by an urgent care center, rather than an ER. This is becasue in an ER, life-threatening conditions take priority over less serious cases. Another benefit of urgent care centers is lower-cost services compared to those performed in the ER, with many health insurance plans offering lower co-pays.