The growth of urgent care facilities in the U.S. began in the 1970s, and has grown rapidly over the years globally. There are now almost 9,000 convenient care centers across the country, and that number is only getting larger. With the growth in popularity, you are likely to have plenty of urgent care locations near you.
Convenient care centers are growing in popularity because they are just that, convenient. Medical urgent care works based on walk in patients because they are open outside regular doctors office hours. Other benefits of convenient care are that you can get the treatment you need at only a fraction of the wait your would have in an emergency room.