|Brentview Medical Urgent Care||Emergency Room|
|Cost||Generally Less||Generally More|
|Healthcare Provider||M.D. and/or Physician Assistant||Med Student, Nurse Practitioner, Intern, Resident, Physician Assistant, or M.D.|
|Problems Treated||Non-Life Threatening||All Problems|
|Follow Up Care Provided||Yes||No|
|Advanced Imaging (e.g. MRI)||Referral to outside imaging facilities||Onsite|
|Operating Hours||8AM – 8PM M-F, 9AM – 5PM Sat-Sun||24 / 7|
If your Urgent Care doctor feels like your medical problem needs the immediate attention by a specialist or by an emergency room, he/she will provide you with an immediate referral for those services.
Urgent care has become an important component of healthcare delivery in the United States. Urgent care is the delivery of medical care in a clinic dedicated to the delivery of medical care outside of a hospital emergency department, usually on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. What sets apart a walk-in clinic vs. an ER is that urgent care centers generally treat individuals who have an injury or illness that requires immediate medical attention but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to a hospital emergency room. To see a list of medical issues commonly treated by Urgent Care physicians, please visit Brentview Medical’s Urgent Care Overview Page.