How to Choose the Best Urgent Care

December 29, 2015

Emergency rooms are often over-worked when you need medical attention right away. As long as it is not life threatening, urgent care facilities are a great alternative. As long as you aren’t experiencing things such as chest pain, weakness, loss of balance, stroke-like symptoms, seizures, excessive bleeding, vomiting blood, severe abdominal or cranial pain, an urgent care center should be able to help, but how do you choose the right facility for you?

There are a few things to consider when choosing the right urgent care. One of the most obvious is location. Since you most likely need immediate care, you want the center to be close to you. Of course, knowing if the hours of operation work for you go hand-in-hand with this.

Next thing to consider is whether or not the center accepts your insurance. If the center is out-of-network for your plan you may incur higher charges. You also want to make sure if you need x-rays, diagnostic tests, etc., the facility is capable of handling those procedures. Here at Centers Urgent Care, we cover all this and more.

Are you or will you be bringing in a senior citizen? Is your child in need of urgent care services? It’s important to know whether or not the facility is designed to meet those needs. Most importantly, are the providers qualified and experienced professionals?

It’s important to take all these points into consideration when choosing which urgent care facility is best for you. Here at Centers Urgent Care, we work hard to provide you with the best care possible.

Centers Urgent Care is part of the Centers Healthcare family; New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island’s premier group of skilled nursing, rehabilitation and senior care services. To speak to a healthcare specialist and find out more about Centers Urgent Care, contact us by phone 24/7 at 718 502 3000, or visit us at 61-22G Fresh Pond Road, Queens, NY 11379.

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