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When Should You Seek Walk-in Medical Care

by Laura P. Consultant
When accidents, injuries, and illnesses happen, at most times there are no advance warnings.

In such a scenario, you need immediate medical care. 

If you feel the conditions are non-life threatening, the best bet is to look for a “walk in medical care near me”.

The good news is many of these walk-in centres have lab testing facilities like onsite x-rays and an assortment of lab tests.

Perhaps, these clinics fill the acute scarcity of primary care doctors.

A graduate from one of the Universities in California says he does not need a primary care physician. On the rare occasions when there is an emergency like an attack of flu or a pollen allergy he prefers a walk-in clinic.

“A walk in medical care near me does not cost me much and the services are rendered fast,” he says.

His thoughts are shared by several millennials, the country’s biggest and most assertive generation.

It is no wonder we are witnessing mushrooming of retail clinics, free standing urgent care clinics, and immediate care. 

Some big names like Walgreens Boots Alliance and UnitedHealth Group have made strong forays by opening many urgent care centers. 

The nearly $ 18 billion urgent care industry is witnessing robust growth. 

We can safely say that the urgent care industry is increasingly becoming the preferred health care delivery with even more players slated to enter business. 

 “If I have acute fever, an emergency room means a long wait and a big bill”, says a software engineer. “I just go to an immediate care center”.

This trend is an upshot of several developments, the chief among them is increasing physician shortages in both primary and specialty segments. 

According to an estimate by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), the United States is likely to see a shortage on nearly 120,000 doctors by 2030.

Does that mean that a walk-in clinic is the best choice all the time?

Certainly not - keep in mind that an urgent care center in Arlington is undoubtedly a quick and easy solution for people who feel sick – but surely not an option to those who are very sick. Such people must go to an ER.

Moreover, health care for older adults may be a different cup of tea altogether. Even a simple issue may have complex bearings. A simple illness may signal something serious that only an experienced doctor can understand. 

Yet, urgent care on a standalone basis has its own advantages. 

The good news is health insurers are seeing urgent care as an excellent approach to keep people healthy in a cost effective manner. 

Arlington VA Immediate Care Clinic is a premier urgent care service located in Arlington, VA.  The clinic offers patients quality medical care without an appointment. This Immediate Care Clinic Arlington boasts of having qualified and experienced doctors and also lab and onsite X-ray facilities. 


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