FastMed Urgent Care Does Urgent Care the Right Way

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, the demand for the urgent care approach to medicine is higher than it’s ever been before. With urgent care, you can be seen by a qualified medical professional in the same day without having to wait for hours. Plus, services are often less expensive than emergency room care.

Demands in the market have inspired a better way to treat non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. At FastMed Urgent Care, we provide fast, cost-effective medical care with a personal touch. It’s our goal to get you in and out in an hour, and our on-site labs mean you get results from tests even faster. Below is more information about urgent care, including common services provided by FastMed at our AZ, NC and TX locations.

Urgent CareNo More Waiting!

There are two reasons why urgent care is becoming the most reliable way to receive medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Well, actually both reasons can be summed up with one phrase: No more waiting!

Reason number one is actually the growing number of people who were previously relying on emergency rooms as their primary source of medical care. When large numbers of people use the emergency room for non-life-threatening conditions, the wait times skyrocket. Plus, just one trip to the emergency room, even to treat a minor injury or illness, can easily cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars–even if you have insurance. That’s not the urgent care way.

Reason number two for the growing demand for urgent care is the amount of time it can take to get an appointment to see your primary health care provider. An appointment to treat a simple bacterial infection, for example, could take weeks. And who wants to suffer for weeks before getting diagnosed and treated? With urgent care, you can receive a diagnosis and treatment options the same day.

Here are a few of the types of health care services that are provided at FastMed Urgent Care:

  • Flu shots and vaccines
  • Physicals
  • Sports and other injuries
  • Lab tests, X-rays, and other tests
  • Illness treatment and management
  • Sexual health care
  • Drug tests
  • Help with weight loss or to quit smoking

Check out the Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room chart to learn more about when to choose ER over urgent care.

At FastMed Urgent Care, our system is designed for shorter wait times. We even offer ZipPass, an online appointment scheduling option that can cut down your wait time even more.

To learn more about FastMed, visit our FAQs page.

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