Seek Medical Care For A Non Life-Threatening Injury

Posted on: 6 January 2019

If an injury is severe, but not detrimental to your life, it may be more beneficial for you to go to an urgent care clinic to receive treatment. An emergency room is always an option, but you need to determine if you are willing to sit in a waiting room for a long time or face costly bills, due to not having medical insurance.

Assess You Injury And Act Accordingly

When you become injured, a quick assessment of your injury will help you determine if you would like to go to an emergency room or urgent care clinic. If you cannot move your arm or leg and think that it is broken or if you are bleeding profusely and cannot get the bleeding to stop, then an emergency room visit may make more sense, since your injury may require a cast, blood transfusion, or surgery.

If the injured area hurts moderately, but you are still able to move your limb or if bleeding isn't profuse, then heading to an urgent care clinic may be a more favorable choice. 

Contact A Clinician And Seek Help

If you are unaware of how much an urgent care clinic charges or the forms of payment that are accept at a facility, give the clinic a call if you aren't in excruciating pain and feel up to speaking to a clinician.

If you are in agony and just want to get to the clinic as soon as you can, then have one of your loved ones assist you with contacting the clinic to find out about the fee that will be charged. You may only be responsible for paying a straight fee, unlike what you would be charged for visiting an emergency room.

Urgent care visits tend to be more affordable than emergency room visits and often omit additional costs associated with radiology, hemotology, and specialists. Just be aware that it is in your best interest to have someone come along with you to your visit.

Have Your Aide Provide Information And Wait To Be Seen

The person who you ask to assist you can relay important information about allergies or medical conditions if you are experiencing massive pain and anxiety and are fearful that you are going to have difficulty communicating with a clinician. You will need to sign in and wait for a short amount of time upon your arrival to a clinic.