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Urgent Care – A facility providing Immediate Care on a Walk-in Basis

by Patrick Ward Walk in Urgent Care Clinic
It is true there are family physicians that provide comprehensive primary care and also adapt their work to fulfill the needs of emergency departments and urgent care centers.

Yet, there is still a continual need for walk-in clinics that deliver medical care on an outpatient basis.

This is borne by the fact that the urgent care business, which is presently an $18 billion industry, is slated to grow nearly 6 percent in the short term at least.

At this juncture, we must understand the difference between an urgent care clinic and a retail health clinic.

Urgent care centers offer more than retail health clinics.

In addition to being open daily, in evenings, and on weekends to treat routine conditions, urgent care centers also have a qualified physician and offer additional services, such as X-rays for bones and some lab testing facilities.

The good news is the Urgent Care Association of America is upbeat on the prospects of this industry. It is of the view that urgent care is all set to get integrated with the mainstream healthcare delivery, resulting in both the patients and providers experiencing better synchronization of care and improved outcomes.

According to a report there were approximately 7,600 urgent care centers in the United States in 2017, an increase of 6% from 2016.

One of the notable features of urgent care centers is the provision of STD testing facilities.

For example, for a person looking for STD testing, Washington DC urgent care centers allow a walk-in appointment and treatment in a discreet setting.

A typical one is a 24/7 STD clinic offering prompt and discreet screening for diseases like:

• Chlamydia
• Gonorrhea
• Herpes type 1& 2
• HIV

A patient can walk in at his or her convenience and the staff guides them through the process in the quickest possible manner.

Results are usually made available within a couple of days and are completely confidential.

One of the heartening features of STD testing in Washington DC is it is a simple and streamlined process.

Services are covered by a flat rate that includes lab testing and any other procedures associated with the condition.

Urgent care services usually accept several insurance plans but it can sometimes be confusing to understand the exact coverage plan of a patient. A call to the insurance company can be enough to get all details of the coverage fast.

Urgent care centers have proved to a boon to many. By providing treatment to non-life threatening conditions in the most cost-effective way, scores of people are able to continue with their routines in an uninterrupted manner.

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Xpress Care Urgent Care clinic located in Pentagon City provides urgent and comprehensive health care without the need to set an appointment. This clinic is open on all days of the week, including weekdays and holidays.


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