Urgent Care Facts – Frequently Asked Questions
With any visit to the urgent care, we know you will have questions. Take a moment today to review the answers to many urgent care facts. If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Urgent care centers are designed to treat patients who need treatment quickly for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries. At BestCare Now no appointments are needed and we are open 7 days per week with extended hours.
Urgent care centers can treat everyday injuries and illnesses. BestCare Now can address everything from flu to cuts to fractures and even broken bones. BestCare Now also provides you with immunizations, sports physicals and offer diagnostics like EKG’s and X-rays. Minor surgical procedures such as stitches can help you get on your way quickly and avoid an ER trip. If you are feeling ill we can administer IV fluids and provide rapid lab work.
BestCare Now is a trusted solution for individuals of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics. We can be your source for everyday medical needs and will refer you to a specialist if your condition requires chronic care. If you are looking for high quality medical care that is convenient and affordable we are for you.
At BestCare Now we want to make sure you get better. We always follow-up with every patient within three days of his/her visit to check in and make sure you are well. At your request, we’re happy to also follow-up with your primary care physician to ensure that you get the ongoing care you need.
Not all Urgent Care centers are created equal. BestCare Now maintains licensed doctors on site at all times to deliver the highest quality care. Our state of the art facilities are designed to offer comfort and convenience when you need it most.
If you have having a life-threatening condition, you must go to the ER. For anything else, the ER is costly and has long wait times. Industry reports suggest the average ER visit lasts almost 4 hours (212 minutes) and patients can expect to spend up to $600 for a typical diagnosis. According to the 2006 National Hospital Ambulatory Care’s Emergency Department survey, more than 85 million ER visits (or 71%) were unnecessary. The study says the patient requires ‘Urgent Care’, not ‘ Emergency Care’ and thus could be treated in an urgent care center. The average cost difference between an ER and urgent care visit is estimated at $373. Had those 85 million unnecessary ER visits not happened, urgent care would save insurers and patients $30-40 billion. At BestCare Now, we take all major insurances and provide cost effective self-pay options at a fraction of the cost of an ER visit. Not only will we save you money, but most patients are able to get in and out of our urgent care centers treated in 45 minutes.
Similarly, it has been reported in a 2009 Merritt Hawkins study that the average wait time for an appointment with a primary care physician was over 20 days. When you or your child feels ill you can’t wait. With no appointments needed you can walk in and get treated on your schedule not ours or your primary care physician.
At BestCare Now we take Medicare and all major insurance plans.
We can work with you. At BestCare Now we will partner with you to provide affordable self-pay rates. Payment is due at the time of service.
At BestCare Now we accept cash, check and all major credit cards. Payment is always due at the time of service.