Is your child experiencing a medical emergency, or is it just an urgency? Unless it’s life-threatening, Head to MD Now Urgent Care.
Why is it that kids always seem to get hurt or become sick at times when the pediatrician’s office is closed? I, for one, am not particularly fond of unplanned and unscheduled emergency room visits—sick child in tow—during those nights, weekends, and holidays. But what choice do I have?
Thankfully, I’ve found a smarter solution.
After doing some research, I discovered that unless it’s a true life-threatening health issue, it simply makes more sense to take your child to a well-respected, neighborhood urgent care center. After spending hours waiting during our last trip to the ER, I will now take Little Made Man to MD Now instead. This way, your child will get quality care for immediate problems like the flu, sprains, cuts and scrapes, or burns but a lot quicker and at a greatly reduced cost.
My homework shows that the average cost for a trip to an urgent care clinic is over a thousand dollars less than an ER visit. That’s an incredible savings even before you factor in the wait time!
I don’t know about you, but waiting around with a sick or injured child in an ER setting is not something I consider fun. Unless it’s a true life-threatening emergency, you’re not going to get priority status at an ER, either. This means your child will receive treatment only after that trauma victim or gunshot wound has been taken care of first.
I heard on the news recently that the average patient at an ER spends four hours waiting for treatment. Seriously?!
At MD Now, we can be in and out in under 45 minutes in most cases. No appointment necessary, thank you!
There’s also the convenience factor to consider. Unless you happen to live next to a hospital, you’re more likely to find an urgent care center close to home. As the largest urgent care provider in South Florida, MD Now has 33 locations and growing. That means that they likely have several clean and beautiful locations, with a doctor within minutes of our home. Thankfully, they’re all open from 8am-8pm every single day. Yes, this includes nights, weekends, and holidays when you’re doctor isn’t available.
Regarding the quality of care, I’ve found that my local MD Now offers as good or better care than what I received after that long wait at a local ER. They are the only urgent care in South Florida that has received a Category 1 Accreditation and Certification by the Urgent Care Association of America. They have a doctor on site at all times and offer several services onsite like EKGs, X-rays, ultrasounds, stitches, and lab testing (just to name a few).
So, the next time your child is sick or injured, ask yourself, “What am I waiting for?” If someone in your family has one of those unscheduled minor emergencies,
I suggest you check out your local MD Now. Save those ER visits for true life-threatening emergencies.
Here are a few more interesting facts to consider when weighing your child’s options:
- Urgent care insurance co-pays are generally 20–25% less than an ER’s.
- With more than 124 million visits annually, or 222 visits per minute, ERs are already operating at capacity.
- ER wait times are expected to get even worse. By 2020, there will be 45,000 fewer primary care physicians in the U.S.
- Urgent care centers in the U.S. have been around for more than 30 years. They now handle 160MM patient visits a year, and their locations continue to grow in number.
For more information about MD Now Urgent Care or to find the MD Now location nearest you please check out the MD Now Urgent Care website: https://www.mymdnow.com
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