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6 Things to Look for in an Urgent Care Center

Not all urgent care centers are created equal. While they may have some characteristics in common, (like the types of illnesses and injuries they treat) some are set apart from the rest. But what exactly sets them apart?

When you decide to visit an urgent care facility near you, remember these six things to look for in an urgent care center.

No appointments necessary

For many busy individuals, being able to drop by an urgent care center without prior notice is a perk. This is especially beneficial when illnesses, (like the flu) or injuries (like an ankle sprain) happen unexpectedly and require quick, quality care. GoHealth Urgent Care centers allow you to save your spot online and we accept walk-ins.

Short wait times

Once you get to the urgent care center, you shouldn’t have to wait long – especially if you’re dealing with something painful. At GoHealth Urgent Care centers, most wait times are shorter than 15 minutes, as our teams work efficiently to staff clinics during normal busy times.

Connection to a large network of care

GoHealth Urgent Care is part of the largest health system in New York, Northwell Health. In San Francisco it's Dignity Health; in Portland/Vancouver we work with Legacy Health. In Connecticut we are partnered with Hartford HealthCare. To the south, we have Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care center locations in St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Springfield and NW Arkansas. We also have new clinics in North Carolina in Winston-Salem and Charlotte neighborhoods in partnership with Novant Health. If you are in or around one of these areas, what this means is that you will have access to highly experienced physicians and medical specialists. With seamless medical records integration, your health records are accessible and referenced in your diagnosis to ensure complete care.

Location, location, location

You don’t want to travel far when you’re dealing with an agonizing injury or illness. You want a reputable urgent care center that’s right in your neighborhood. GoHealth Urgent Care plans their locations within convenient areas such as shopping centers, commercial plazas, and other densely populated neighborhoods and districts so you don’t have to go out of your way to get top-of-the-line health care.

Insurance

Another factor that’s important to many patients is that services are covered or in-network with their health insurance. GoHealth Urgent Care is in-network for most insurance providers, including employer-sponsored and individual plans, Medicare and Medicaid. Be sure to see who we work with for insurance in your area!

State-of-the-art equipment

If quality is important to you, then you should choose an urgent care center that has state-of-the-art technology (such as the highest quality X-ray equipment) and other diagnostic imaging devices. Don’t settle for a facility that uses anything but the best.

Health care should be a comfortable and restorative experience. That means urgent care needs to change to fit this need. When you look for an urgent care center, look for one that provides an effortless patient experience – without hassles.

Stop by a GoHealth Urgent Care location near you. You’ll be glad you did!

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