07 Dec Urgent Care in Culver City
Urgent care is a rapidly growing part of the medical field that provides unscheduled, walk-in appointments for patients who need fast care but don’t need or want to go to a hospital emergency room. Brentview Medical is proud to offer urgent care in Culver City and the surrounding area. We have been serving the region for over 25 years.
Urgent care is meant to fill in the gap between emergency room care and making a regular doctor appointment. It’s not meant for severe and/or life-threatening conditions. Instead, urgent care is for those times when you need treatment without waiting to make an appointment, but the problem isn’t serious enough to require an emergency room. Is your back pain flaring up? Are asthma or bronchitis making it difficult for you to breathe? Do you have a cut that needs stitches, but you aren’t bleeding enough to be in danger? An urgent care clinic can help you.
The main advantages of choosing urgent care over an emergency room are cost and time. If you come into an emergency room with a problem that isn’t immediately life-threatening, you will get triaged to the back of the line and, depending on how busy the ER is, you may end up waiting a long time. And since emergency room services are in such heavy demand, they can also be very costly, even for minor problems. An urgent care clinic usually isn’t as crowded, so you’ll get treated faster and pay less. At Brentview Medical, you’ll usually be seen by a doctor or physician assistant within five minutes of signing in.
An urgent care clinic can also give you the ongoing support you need to deal with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, while emergency rooms are only equipped to treat the immediate problem.
Unlike emergency rooms, urgent care is not available around the clock. Brentview Medical is open from 8:30 to 7 on weekdays and from 10 to 2 on Saturdays. However, during those hours, you can be seen any time on a walk-in basis. Next time you need medical help fast, consider Brentview Medical for urgent care in Culver City — your health and your wallet will both benefit!