Urgent care clinics offer a wide range of medical care services, but not everyone knows that these clinics offer more than just immediate care. If you or your children are in need of a physical, consider these reasons to visit your local urgent care for your appointment.
In some cases, you may be able to visit the urgent care clinic for a physical without an appointment. This means you and your family can see the doctor when it's convenient for you, and it also provides a handy option if you forgot that your child needed a physical for school or sports. Check with the urgent care facility first to see if it offers walk-in appointments.
Continuity Of Care
If you find yourself without a primary care physician, you may find that visiting an urgent care facility for your physical provides you with the continuity of care you need. The doctor you see can refer you to a new general practitioner so you can follow up on any health concerns that arise from the physical, and you might even be able to see the urgent care physician at his or her regular practice. This makes it easy to get to know the doctor before you become a patient in his or her practice. Look for an urgent care that is associated with your local hospital, as this makes it easier to continue your care and transfer your records to your new doctor after your physical.
Urgent care facilities and walk-in clinics sometimes offer flat rates for physicals, which can make getting routine medical care more affordable. If you don't have medical insurance, but you need a physical for school or work, you may be able to find the care you need at your local urgent care. Check the facility's website, as pricing is sometimes listed for those without insurance coverage. The cost of a physical without health insurance coverage can range between $50 and $200, on average. Remember, however, that without insurance, you may have to pay for the cost of the visit in full at the time of your appointment, so call ahead to be sure you understand the charges for a basic physical.
Physicals can be required for elementary and high school students, student athletes, youth summer camps, and certain types of employment. If you find yourself or your children in need of a physical, consider a visit to your local urgent care clinic to get the care you need.Share
16 May 2017
My name is Dan and this is my blog. I am a recently singled father of three that is learning everything about caring for my kids as I go along. Before my wife passed, she was the one that took care of the kids when they were sick or injured, so I had a lot of learning to do and I had to do it as quickly as possible. I got together with some of the parents from my kids' school and they helped out quite a bit. I created my blog for two reasons - to keep my facts straight and to help other parents learn what I have struggled to learn.