It's Saturday afternoon and your son cuts his knee on the driveway while playing street hockey. It looks like it needs a few stitches. What do you do when the physician office is closed? There are more than 8,500 urgent care facilities across the United States according to the Urgent Care Association of America. Many times, people use urgent care facilities as a supplement to their primary care physician for after hour medical needs such as sore throat, bee stings, and other issues where prompt medical attention is required. Sometimes, people use urgent care providers when they have no primary care physician.
In 2007, there was a national study on urgent care centers around the country. The study was about the organization and functioning of urgent care providers. While this is interesting it does nothing for the consumer looking for a quality urgent care provider.
WhereToFindCare.com recognized a lack of information for consumers when choosing urgent care providers and has developed a quick 8 question survey that captures the essence of the patient experience. The survey results are posted on the provider page so others can learn more about that facility before going there and providers can use that information to improve their services and/or praise their staff.
Currently, Medicare does not require urgent care providers to submit quality information making surveys submitted on even more valuable to consumers seeking information about quality and service on local urgent care providers.
How can you help others in your community find quality urgent care centers? It's easy - Make your voice be heard by sharing your experience with urgent care providers on WhereToFindCare.com. Information on WhereToFindCare.com is used thousands of times a day helping people like you find quality health care providers. Use the search below to get started on rating your visit to a urgent care center.