When Is Visiting an Urgent Care Clinic Appropriate? Advice from UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk
In many situations, physicians at an urgent care clinic can provide the same type of medical attention that emergency room doctors would provide. And, in those cases, individuals can experience shorter wait times and lower costs for care. Of course, true medical emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, and uncontrollable bleeding always warrant a trip to the ER. However, at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, we use the following guideline to help patients determine where to go: if your condition is something you’d feel comfortable discussing with a primary care doctor, urgent care is likely appropriate for your needs. If loss of life, limb, or vision is feared, dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
Of course, we understand why many individuals head to the ER when emergency care isn’t truly necessary. For instance, the ER may seem like the only option if an injury is sustained in the evening after regular hours at a primary care physician’s office, or if an illness develops away from home and an established doctor in the area can’t be easily found. But, in cases such as these, it’s often appropriate to skip the emergency room and instead seek treatment at a qualified urgent care clinic.
At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, we offer the exceptional medical care that Jackson Health System and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are already known for, but in a non-emergency-room setting. We provide prompt and convenient treatment for a variety of non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, and patients who live, work, and play in the area can visit during our extended hours, with no appointment necessary. When visiting the UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk clinic, you will:
- Consult with experienced, board-certified physicians – At UHealth Jackson Urgent Care, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience. We have a UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physician onsite, and UHealth radiologists and pathologists review imaging scans and diagnostic test results to ensure the highest quality of care is provided.
- Receive a single bill, no matter how many services you receive – When you’re under the weather, you’ll do whatever it takes to feel better. But, you don’t have to pay a separate bill for each test or service you receive. When you conclude your visit to the UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk clinic, you’ll receive just one bill.
UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk welcomes patients of all ages who need prompt medical attention for non-life-threatening conditions.