What is urgent care?
Urgent care offers walk-in and same-day appointments for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury. While an urgent care center does not replace the need for a primary care doctor, urgent care is convenient for patients when the primary care doctor is on vacation or when illness or injury occurs outside of regular office hours.
Urgent care centers provide an alternative option to waiting hours for treatment in the hospital emergency room. AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta is both a primary care center and urgent care, so you can see your regular doctor without an appointment and after traditional office hours.
When is it better to go to urgent care instead of a hospital emergency room?
Urgent care facilities such as AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta are best for medical problems that need same day treatment but are not considered true emergencies. Urgent care is the best option for conditions that are not potentially life-threatening while the hospital emergency room is best for life-threatening or loss-of-limb emergencies. Common symptoms that can be evaluated and treated at an urgent care center include:
What if X-rays are needed?
AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta offers diagnostic imaging for diagnosis minor fractures and sprains on the spot. No one wants to visit an urgent care center only to be referred to the hospital for X-rays! If your injury requires X-rays you can rest assured AllCare will do them for you.
What does an urgent care center cost?
Urgent care centers are generally less expensive than visiting the hospital emergency room. At AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta, we charge as a primary care visit so the insurance co-pay is lower than most other urgent care centers.
If you have a non life-threatening medical condition requiring immediate treatment, visit AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta. No appointment is necessary. Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 7:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. If you would like to reduce your waiting time, you can book an appointment online or give the office a call to schedule.