As our name suggests, Banner Urgent Care can handle non-life-threatening injuries, illnesses and other immediate medical needs. Walk-in clinics have rightly earned a reputation as not only a viable substitution to emergency rooms and primary care physician (PCP) offices, but also a preferred alternative to those two traditional medical care sources.
Based on current projections, there will be at least 7,500 urgent care walk-in healthcare facilities in the United States in 2016. A conservative estimate of the annual patient visit to each urgent care clinic is around 15,000 people. Thus, well over 100 million people will visit an immediate care center in 2016. And it’s not just because of urgent care. Something else is going on here.
Sure, Banner Urgent Care Handles “Urgent” Needs, But Don’t Forget a Few “Primary” Factors
The sudden, surprising (to ERs and PCPs, at least) rise of urgent care medical clinics cannot be pinned to the “urgent” advantage alone. Banner Urgent Care also offers quality primary care services as well – and our primary care options rival those of many PCPs and family doctors.
To us, medical care requires well-rounded versatility. If patients are only showing up for immediate medical concerns, they’re not receiving all the services they need. Banner Urgent Care’s complete primary medical care menu makes us one of the best places to receive medical attention for both short-term and long-term requirements.
How Banner Urgent Care Can Serve as Your Primary Medical Doctor
The advantages of Banner Urgent Care over primary care show a more efficient, more affordable, more flexible type of medical care for all of your requirements.
More Flexible Payment Options, Widespread Insurance Coverage
A common complaint with PCP patients is rigid insurance options. At Banner Urgent Care, our network accepts a wide assortment of leading insurance providers. Plus, even if you don’t have insurance, you can still receive quality primary care for a low cost. Our billing department will work with you, regardless of your financial situation. Payment plans, cash payments and more – we’ll ensure cost is not the “primary” factor at Banner Urgent Care.
On-site dispensaries at every Banner Urgent Care walk-in clinic enable quick medication – much faster than a traditional PCP office typically responds. Many doctor’s offices diagnose medical problems, but not all have a dispensary to quickly provide medication. Speaking of in-house expertise, Banner Urgent Care also has x-ray machines in all of our clinics, and we’ll also conduct blood test and other screening processes.
Primary Care + Convenient Hours
Remember becoming ill (not quite ER ill, but sick nonetheless) in the early evening hours? A 7:00 PM sickness in days past meant waiting until the next morning to see your PCP. Not anymore. Banner Urgent Care’s after-hours clinics can see you up to 9:00 PM – because primary care needs don’t always run on business hours.
Did We Mention Weekends and Holidays?
If your PCP can’t offer primary care on a weekday evening, good luck getting assistance on weekends or holidays. Banner Urgent Care stays open, even when everybody else is closed.
We’re Your “Primary” Flu Shot Headquarters
Your doctor’s office may have flu shots (not all do), but do they offer walk-right-in, no-appointment-necessary convenience? Banner Urgent Care provides seasonal flu shots at each of our medical clinics (and they’re affordably priced, too!).
The low cost and convenience of Banner Urgent Care means we’re a popular provider of medical care in the southwest region. But quality care matters, too. Our medical professional staff is ready to help you any way we can. Just walk right in and see us today – contrary to popular belief, primary medical care does not require an advance appointment, miles of bureaucratic red tape and expensive insurance claims and copays.
Stop by any of our Arizona and Nevada clinic locations today. With more than three dozen walk-in healthcare facilities in the region, we have the resources and ready-for-anything medical expertise you need! To learn more about Banner Urgent Care, contact one of our healthcare experts at (480) 988-9108.