Doctor on Vacation? Emergency Room Too Crowded? Try Urgent Care

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Sometimes, we just get sick.

Or something happens to us.

The doctor, if we have one, doesn’t have office hours by the time we get home from work. Or the office is closed because it’s a Thursday. Or for Vacation. Or your doctor doesn’t offer after hours coverage, which 71 percent of doctors don’t. And going to the emergency room means two things: a crowd and a long wait just when you feel really miserable and want to go home and go to bed.

You have another choice, one that is quickly becoming much more prevalent in Washington state: urgent care.

At an urgent care Kent WA, for instance, you will find a doctor, nurse practitioners or physician’s assistants available to take care of what ails you right now. Bad cold? You have company: Americans average three colds a year. Broken bone? There are 6.8 million fractures a year.

Urgent care Kent WA is like many others in the area: extended office hours, the ability to do lab work and Xrays, quick service to the acute illness or injury that has you in pain and uncomfortable. The first urgent care centers met that need in the 1970s, but there are many thousands of those centers nationwide today.

What you can expect at an urgent care Kent WA facility is that you will be seen quickly in en environment that is singularly family friendly. Many common ailments can be taken care of right then and there. Many patients who have no insurance and don’t want to go to the emergency room at a hospital will use urgent care kent wa as their primary provider of medical care when needed. You don’t need insurance to be seen at urgent care Kent WA, and you should expect to find affordable fees for service. If you do have insurance, most plans are happily accepted.

Whether you need treatment at urgent care Kent WA or at urgent care Ballard, urgent care Kirkland, urgent care Renton, urgent care Seattle or urgent care burien, you’ll find healthcare professionals who are board certified medical professionals. And even if you haven’t been hurt and are not ill, urgent care Kent WA and other area urgent care facilities are perfect places to get a physical done for school, work or sports.

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