If you live in the Spring Hill or the Hernando County area, you may be interested to know that there is now a Spring Hill urgent care center offering walk-in treatment. But don’t worry if you are new to the concept of a walk-in clinic – this article will ‘walk’ you through the basics, such as what, where, why and who.
An urgent care center is a medical facility which provides non-life threatening emergency medical care to patients. It differs to a regular primary care provider, as it accepts walk-in patients (patients who do not schedule in advance), plus it is able to provide more types of emergency treatment, such as the treatment of cuts and burns. Lifeguard Urgent Care Center near Brooksville, for example, can treat the following conditions:
Lifeguard Urgent Care is situated in Spring Hill – just a 20 minute drive from Brooksville. It is open from 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week, making it convenient to drop in after work. Get directions Now.
There are several advantages to choosing an urgent care center over a hospital. First of all, let’s start with waiting times. Hospitals serve a huge patient population and – depending on the time of the day – patients may experience long waiting times. Conversely, the patient population of urgent care centers is relatively smaller, enabling it to treat patients more quickly.
Secondly, urgent care centers are less expensive than hospitals. Urgent care centers are not only cheaper if you’re paying out of pocket (click here to view the private pay rates), but are most often also cheaper via your health insurance (but of course it will depend on your specific plan).
Last of all, some urgent care centers are now offering online physician appointments, making seeing your physician even easier. Like the sound of your next appointment being from the comfort of your own sofa? Read more about seeing a doctor online in Spring Hill.
Last but not least, perhaps you are wondering WHO provides the care at urgent care centers? In the case of Lifeguard Urgent Care, the Medical Director is a Board Certified physician. The doctor – assisted by his team of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Office Staff – provide urgent care and diagnostic services to patients with commitment and compassion. Read more about Lifeguard Urgent Care near Brooksville.