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What is Urgent Care?

The future of health care. 

Urgent care, a branch of ambulatory care, meets the need of patients looking for convenient and immediate healthcare options for minor illnesses and injuries from cold and flu to sprains and broken bones, especially when their primary care doctor is not available. No appointments. Short wait times. Extended hours. Exceptional care. 

On-demand is the future of modern medicine.

The industry is booming. As the number of people seeking acute care services continues to rise, so will urgent care. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are approximately 9,000 urgent care clinics in the United States— and that number is growing at a rate of more than 300 centers per year.

What does 2017 hold for urgent care? Read the top 5 trends we're watching for this year.

Urgent care vs emergency room.

It’s important to know the difference between the emergency room and an urgent care clinic, and the services each provides. While emergency rooms serve those with life-threatening situations, an urgent care center can treat those needing immediate, less serious care—and typically at a significantly lower cost.

To see how the numbers compare, check out our infographic on the difference between urgent care and emergency room. 

We know urgent care.

DocuTAP focuses specifically on urgent care, retail, occupational medicine (occ med), on-demand primary care, and other medical walk-in clinics; crafting software made specifically to enhance the urgent care experience for the patient and provider. 

On-demand patient care is what we do. It’s what you do. As partners, we can do it better.

Ready to get started? Discover how DocuTAP can improve your urgent care today.


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