Since the first urgent care facilities appeared in the 1970s, their popularity has skyrocketed. Today, more than 10,000 centers are available across the country providing urgent medical care to patients in thousands of communities. Though an estimated three million patients visit a 24 hr urgent care facility every week in the U.S. and the revenue of such facilities totals $14 billion, they are still looking to expand their influence. It’s not because of greed or business. It’s a way to provide better care to patients in all kinds of facilities.
What is an Urgent Care Facility?
Urgent care centers provide medical service for conditions that are not life threatening or serious enough to warrant an emergency room visit, but that require timely attention. They are staffed by medical profess