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Urgent Care 101

By / March 23, 2017 / / 0 Comments

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While urgent care centers are popping up all over, many people have still not visited this type of medical facility. They have all sorts of names: urgent care, walk-in clinic, immediate care, so what exactly should you expect?

What is Urgent Care – Urgent care is the option between your primary care and the Emergency Room. Perhaps you can’t get an appointment with your doctor or it’s after hours, then urgent care is the answer. At Emergency One, we make special efforts to communicate with your primary care physician. As you walk out feeling better, we’ll have the results of your visit on their way to your doctor.

What isn’t Urgent Care – If you need to call an ambulance, then you should go to the Emergency Room. Chest pain, heart attack, stroke or difficulty breathing are all symptoms that should go directly to the ER.

What to expect at an Urgent Care center – An urgent care center should be able to see you quickly—in and out within the hour. Your local urgent care should be able to diagnose many illnesses through diagnostic tests like strep tests and flu test, provide stitches for your laceration and it should be able to do X-rays.

Why Urgent Care? Your decision to visit an urgent care boils down to a couple of main points.

  1. You can’t get in to see your family physician
  2. You’ll save hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the ER.
  3. Wait times are generally small compared to the average four hour visit to the ER.


At Emergency One, we strive to provide you with a fantastic patient experience. Stop by any of our facilities in Kingston, Hyde Park and New Windsor, NY, and ask for a tour. We would be happy to show you around.