At Pearland Urgent Care, our focus is on you, our patient. Our goal is to provide you with the top notch health care that you expect in the time frame and cost parameters that support your good health. The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) notes that urgent care facilities are the wave of the future.
1. Shorter Wait Times
As noted in the article cited above, many of our patients turn to Pearland Urgent Care in frustration over not being able to see a doctor in a timely manner. Overloaded emergency rooms are often ill-equipped to handle routine care since the patients with serious conditions are seen first. At our office, however, patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, we also offer online check in to help further reduce the wait times you experience when you visit us for care.
2. Extended Hours
Traditional doctor’s offices typically offer only daytime hours, Monday through Friday. This can make it difficult for people who work to get the care they need. We also understand that many ailments seem to crop up or worsen in the hours that a traditional doctor’s office is closed. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am until 9pm. In addition, we are open from 9am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
3. Lower Costs
Hospitals have huge overhead costs associated with running their emergency rooms. Of course, they need to pass those costs on to you, their patients. In addition to higher co-pays – the average for an emergency room visit is about $50 – your overall costs for visiting your local emergency room are going to be higher as well. In fact, it is not unusual for an emergency room visit to cost a patient upwards of $1000. Pearland Urgent Care offers routine services, such as cheap X-rays and other lab tests, care for broken bones and treatment for serious conditions such as bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia at lower costs due to our significantly reduced overhead costs.
Visiting us instead of an emergency room can save you time, money and frustration. We can also help you feel better much quicker since our board-certified physicians are always available during those hours that we are open.