brentview medical - urgent care clinic

Urgent Care Center vs. ER

Brentview Medical Urgent CareEmergency Room
Wait TimeShorterLonger
CostGenerally LessGenerally More
Healthcare ProviderM.D. and/or Physician AssistantMed Student, Nurse Practitioner, Intern, Resident, Physician Assistant, or M.D.
SettingClinicHospital
Problems TreatedNon-Life ThreateningAll Problems
Follow Up Care ProvidedYesNo
Overnight StaysNoYes
Advanced Imaging (e.g. MRI)Referral to outside imaging facilitiesOnsite
Operating Hours8AM – 8PM M-F, 9AM – 5PM Sat-Sun24 / 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.