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The Role of Urgent Care in Today’s Health Care System

urgent care in Laurel, MD

When you’re in need of immediate medical attention, you’d more than likely visit the emergency room if your primary care physician is out of reach.  However, many patients forget about using urgent care centers as an alternative to a costly emergency room visit or scheduling an appointment with a family physician.

Urgent care centers provide convenient, affordable, and high quality medical care for a variety of non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.

If you have doubts about when to visit an urgent care center, here is an outline of what urgent care centers offer:

Urgent care centers treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses

Urgent care centers are equipped to handle immediate, but not life-threatening emergencies.  Urgent care centers usually treat:

Urgent care centers offer lab testing and digital x-rays

Having an on-site lab and digital x-rays takes the hassle out of patients driving all over town receive quality care.  This guarantees fast results for lab testing services.

Our lab performs testing for:

  • Strep Throat
  • Mononucleosis
  • Drugs (Pre-Employment Drug Screen, DOT Testing, etc…)
  • Sexually-Transmitted Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Hepatitis
  • Glucose

Urgent care centers have flexible hours and low wait times

With having a busy schedule between juggling work and family, urgent care centers offer the convenience of being able to head to a nearby center during lunch hour, or after dinner time.  Urgent care centers also offer the convenience of weekend hours, so it adds comfort knowing you don’t have to wait a day or more for medical care.

At FirstCall Medical Center, we treat a variety of non-life threatening emergencies seven days a week on a walk-in basis.  We offer numerous medical services and procedures all under one roof to make sure patients receive the most convenient experience.  For more information on the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 410-730-3399.

*If you’re facing a life-threatening emergency, do not hesitate to call 911 and visit your local emergency room.