How Urgent Care Works
When you or someone you care for needs medical attention that just can’t wait, or you’re simply not feeling well, that’s when you need urgent care. That’s when you need WellStreet.
What to Expect
Our experienced medical teams can treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses, as well as perform basic healthcare services for all ages. Each WellStreet Urgent Care location is equipped with the most advanced medical technology available in urgent care practice today. This allows us to provide EKGs, digital x-rays, lab work, and minor surgical procedures on site, on demand.
Every WellStreet Urgent Care team is led by a caring, licensed physician. Our group of medical professionals also includes trained x-ray technicians and friendly support staff that will take care of you like you’re part of the family. Our goal with every patient visit is to provide the highest standard of clinical care and a superb overall patient experience in under an hour.
We understand that most medical events aren’t planned. Our neighborhood locations offer convenient, walk-in service every day of the year with extended hours to fit your busy schedule. So, no matter where you’re headed – work, school, the playground, or just around town – WellStreet is there to get you well on your way.
What to Bring
In order to begin getting you well on your way, here are a few things you’ll need to bring to your visit.
- A valid form of identification
- Insurance card (most insurance accepted, but not required)
- Method of payment
- Completed patient forms
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Urgent Care Facts
- 90% or more of all encounters at urgent care centers are episodic and acute, including minor lacerations, fractures, bumps, sore throats, ear infections and other “just don’t feel good” conditions
- According to a study, 71% of ER visits were non-life threatening, and could be handled at a more appropriate setting like an urgent care facility (CDC, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey’s Emergency Department summary)
- ER visits were up 30% in the last 10 years (CDC, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey’s Emergency Department summary)
- Average ER visit times have increased in each of the past several years, rising to over 4 hours in 2009 (Urgent Care Association of America [UCAOA])
- Average wait time for a Primary Care Physician appointment is more than 20 days (2009 Merritt Hawkins Study)
- 80% of urgent care visits average 60 minutes or less (UCAOA)
“The ability of an urgent care center to provide immediate care for acute, non-life threatening illness and injury is a critical component of any community’s health system. Cooperation between patients, primary physicians, emergency departments and urgent care providers can create a network of care options that puts the patient in the right hands at the right time for the right level of care.”- UCAOA, White Paper: The Case for Urgent Care