Quick care centers are walk-in clinics that provide medical attention for those with minor afflictions who need immediate care but whose injuries are not severe enough for the emergency room.
The highly trained medical staff at quick care centers treat a wide variety of health issues involving respiratory conditions, urinary tract infections, burns, cuts or wounds, eye or ear ailments, and more. They also take care of many orthopedic conditions like broken bones, sports injuries, and sprains and strains.
Some urgent care centers provide immunizations and medical services for travel and immigration. Most quick care centers perform hospital-level laboratory work and take X-rays. They maintain electronic medical records and refer patients back to their primary care physician for follow-up treatment, if required.
Quick care does not provide life-threatening emergency services, but is convenient, affordable, and effective for nonemergency issues requiring immediate care – without the wait and cost of an ER visit.
Conditions Treated at Quick Care
- Cuts and lacerations
- Coughs and colds
- Flu symptoms
- Minor burns
- Work injuries
Athletic and orthopedic conditions:
- Back and joint pain
- Casting, bracing, and splinting facilities
- Comprehensive diagnostic and imaging facilities
- Dislocated joints
- Ligament or tendon tears
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Sports medicine and Injuries
- Sprains, strains and simple fractures
Advantages of Quick Care
The advantages of these urgent care facilities include:
- Comprehensive Care – The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine describes urgent care medicine as combining components of both family medicine and emergency medicine. The doctors at quick care centers have comprehensive medical knowledge, which allows them to address a wide array of health issues. Professionally equipped orthopedic urgent care centers offer turnkey services for patients of all ages, for accurate evaluation, diagnoses, and treatments all in one place.
- No Appointments – Unlike most primary care doctors, quick care centers are walk-in clinics where no appointment is needed for treatment. The wait time at these centers is much shorter than at an emergency room, with care provided on a first-come-first-served basis. The average visit lasts under an hour, while the ER wait times alone can run hours.
- Accessible – Most quick care centers are conveniently located and offer extended, off-office, or weekend hours, making them more accessible than most primary care physician offices.
- Cost – Quick care clinic visits cost much less than an ER visit. The cost is about the same as visiting a primary care provider.
- On-Site Lab & X-Ray Services – Urgent care centers have the most commonly required lab services on-site, such as EKGs and X-rays.
- Health Insurances – Most insurance companies cover quick care clinic visits and encourage their use due to the lower cost.
Quick Care does not treat life- or limb-threatening emergencies such as chest pain, shortness of breath, symptoms of heart attack, complex fractures, unstoppable bleeding and vomiting etc. These symptoms have to be attended to at the nearest ER.
Advanced Bone & Joint can meet your minor emergency needs with our convenient QUICK CARE services. Call us at (636) 229-4222.