When you’re not feeling well, you probably call your family physician to schedule an appointment, in the hopes it won’t take you days or even weeks to get in. You might even opt to make a trip to the emergency room if the doctor can’t see you—even if the condition isn’t exactly life threatening. In this situation, visiting your Orange County urgent care center is the better option. We can get you in to see the doctor quickly, without the expense that comes with an emergency room visit.
Not sure when it makes the most sense to visit an urgent care center, versus waiting to see your doctor or heading to the emergency room? Here are three examples of when it’s best to visit your Costa Mesa medical center.
1. You’ve Come Down with the Flu on a Holiday. You know there’s no way your doctor is going to see you on a holiday—you have enough trouble scheduling an appointment during normal business hours. You’re at the beginning of a long three-day weekend and, even if you call first thing Monday morning, chances are they won’t be able to fit you until the end of the week.
Instead of suffering until your doctor has an opening in his schedule, make a visit to our urgent care center. Whether you need care after hours, over the weekend, or on a holiday, we can see you right away. You don’t even need an appointment.
2. You’ve Sprained Your Ankle. While it might be tempting to go to the emergency room after an ankle sprain or any other kind of minor injury, visit our urgent care center instead. This is something we can easily treat. If you go to the emergency room, you’ll spend far too much time in the waiting room, and you’ll have a hefty bill to pay later—to the tune of about $1200. At Xpress Urgent care, you’ll pay about $200 for your visit, and only have a 15-minute wait
Urgent care centers can treat any number of minor injuries and illnesses, from burns, to stomach bugs, to cuts, to allergies. Instead of wasting your time and money at an emergency room, visit us when you’re dealing with a non-life threatening illness or injury.
3. You Need a Physical, but Your Doctor Is Booked. Yearly physical exams are important to maintain your health, which is why we offer them at our urgent care center. We offer a variety of physical exams to meet your needs, whether your new employer requires an evaluation, you’re joining a sports team, or you just haven’t been to the doctor in a while and want to make sure you’re still in good health. The best part? You don’t need an appointment.
Know When Urgent Care Is Your Best Option
Not every illness or injury is life threatening, yet you still don’t want to wait days to get an appointment with your primary care physician. You want to feel better as soon as possible. As your Orange County urgent care center, we can get you in quickly and back to health—without the added expense of an emergency room. To learn more about our urgent care center, stop by or call our Costa Mesa office at 949-548-8400 to make an appointment.