Imagine loved ones just ran off the road into a ditch. The car crumpled around them, one has trouble breathing, the other has a severe head wound, and they need immediate care. But they have to wait. People are crowding into emergency rooms for common ailments and small injuries that hardly constitute an emergency. According to the CDC, nearly half or up to 48 percent of adults in the emergency room admit that they are there, not because they need to be and should be, but because their doctor is not open. Get the word out. Emergency rooms are not an alternative for traditional care. If you are suffering minor injuries or illnesses, you need to go to an urgent care facility. Why? Urgent Care Centers Are Widely Available With Convenient Hours After hours urgent care centers have as many as 129,043 employees. Most hold 24 hour urgent care, but even the ones that are not able to stay open all night are open late nights, weekends, and holidays. Urgent care hours are flexible and plenty. There is no reason to go to the ER. Eliminate Costly Medical Bills The average hospital bill from the ER will run you as much as 1,500 dollars. A typical bill from urgent care costs 150 dollars. Enough said. Treatment is Faster and Just As Effective These facilities regularly treat sprains, strains, and fractures, food poisoning and other stomach issues, upper respiratory conditions, lacerations, and even concussions. From the most popular fracture in patients under 75, wrist fractures, or the most common among the elderly, hip fractures, clinics with convenient urgent care hours are more than qualified to treat you. And, because there are less patients, they are going to do it faster. ER crowding is a serious problem. Help prevent ER crowding and free up emergency care for the people who truly need it. References: doctorsexpresswa.com
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