How does Urgent Care compare to ER room or Primary Care Doctor?
According to the 2009 Merritt Hawkins study, the average wait time to make an appointment with a primary care physician is more than 20 days. Patients with everyday medical issues are faced with two options: wait for that appointment, or make an unnecessary, costly visit to the ER. But the latter choice is not necessarily fast. The average Emergency Room visit lasts approximately 212 minutes. The average Health Pro visit lasts less than one hour, and is a fraction of the cost of the ER.
How does Urgent Care compare with ER on costs?
The average cost difference between an ER visit and an urgent care visit is approximately $373. Had those 85 million patients who made unnecessary ER visits opted to visit urgent care centers, the patients, insurers and system could have saved more than $30-$40 billion.
What about insurance?
We accept most insurances for medical. Insurance is not needed.
What can urgent care centers treat?
Generally, they can treat everyday injuries and illnesses. Health Pro can treat everything from colds, flu and cuts to fractures, sprains and some dislocations. We provide immunizations, sports physicals, EKGs and X-rays. We perform minor surgical procedures, such as stitches. We also administer IV fluids and labs.
What insurances do you accept?
THE EMPIRE PLAN
UNITED HEALTH CARE
What is the role of urgent care in today’s health care system?
Recurrent pregnancy loss is one of the toughest spots for women that require extensive support and counseling. We start by asking the couple not to attempt pregnancy and use a birth control method till the workup is completed. We run both partners’ chromosomes, antiphospholipid antibodies and tests for excessive clotting (thrombophilia). We also investigate the shape of the uterus and exclude any abnormalities in its cavity. We refrain from ordering tests or recommending treatment of anecdotal or no proven relation to recurrent miscarriage.
After testing is completed with convene with the couple to discuss 1. Test results and how to address any abnormality and 2. The odds for a delivery of a healthy newborn.
Women with specific abnormality e.g. clotting problems are treated with aspirin and heparin. Women with abnormalities in the uterus require surgical correction, mostly through hysteroscopy not major surgery. Women or men carrying a chromosomal abnormality as translocation are offered IVF with embryo biopsy followed by chromosomal analysis of the embryos and transfer of normal ones.
For women with no abnormalities, there is a 70% chance of delivering a viable baby if they continue to try using intercourse, IUI or IVF cycle.
What is urgent care and how does it work?
Urgent care centers are designed to treat those who need attention quickly but donʼt require an emergency room visit. Urgent care centers do not require appointments and are generally open longer hours than a primary care physicianʼs ofﬁce. For instance, Health Professionals NYC is opened 7 days a week, 12 hours a day.
Who do we treat?
Anyone. Urgent care is a solution for individuals of all ages. Kids with a cough. Teenagers needing sports physicals, adults with a broken bone. Some have lived in town for years but can’t get in to see their primary care physician; some have just moved to town and have yet to establish a primary care physician; some are visiting from out of town; all are looking for high quality, compassionate care from someone they can trust. And with a full medical team, that’s exactly what they get at HealthPro