So, you or a loved one have a minor injury, and you’re not sure whether you should go to the ER, see a physician, or try to treat it on your own. Each option has benefits and drawbacks, so when considering injury treatment for minor injuries, you need to carefully weigh which choice is best.
Going to the emergency room is an option that is usually best reserved for moderate or severe injuries. When the ER is over-used for minor injuries, it clogs up the system and creates long wait times that prevent people with serious injuries from being seen quickly. However, people with a minor injury may often become stressed and want to see a doctor immediately, and they know that if they go to the ER they will be seen that day.
On the other extreme, making an appointment with your general physician that is days away may be too long to keep dealing with the injury. In this case, waiting is not really a great option either. So, if you have a small injury, what is the best course of action?
In recent years, the rise of the urgent care center (sometimes called a walk in clinic) has emerged to meet the needs of people with minor injuries who need to be seen quickly, but do not have the injury severity appropriate for an emergency room visit. Walk in clinic wait times are generally very reasonable, and often times a patient can be seen with an absolute minimum of waiting. Sometimes called a minor injuries unit or minor injuries center, walk in clinics such as Urgent 9 are absolutely ideal for some of the following conditions:
Urgent 9 also offers in house X-rays, flu shots and immunizations, and blood drawing to be sent away for analysis.
Not all conditions are appropriate for a minor injury center or walk in clinic like Urgent 9. If you experience any of the following, you should go to the emergency room instead of Urgent 9:
Injury treatment, even for minor injuries, is something that we believe patients should be able to seek relief for in a quick manner. At Urgent 9, we’ve recently increased our walk in clinic urgent care hours and availability to serve patients 7 days a week. We prides ourselves on seeing and treating patients in 30 minutes or less while still providing quality care. We know what patients want from a walk in clinic, and we strive to present that level of professionalism, efficiency, and high quality of care.
Should you fall ill or get a minor injury, and are in need of urgent care services, we will be there to treat you as if you were a member of our family. Our facilities are state of the art and service is second to none. Additionally, our billing methods guarantee that you are getting a fair price and can go home feeling well and without financial burden.