There’s never a convenient time to get sick. But when an illness crops up on a weekend or after 5 o’clock, getting a hold of your regular doctor is sometimes impossible.
Instances like these have given rise to the growth of urgent care centers in communities across America. In fact, there are currently more than 9,000 urgent care facilities operating today, with another 700 to 800 slated to open next year.
Urgent care centers bridge the gap between hospital emergency rooms and the increasing shortage of primary care physicians. Recognizing the exploding popularity of this sector of the health care market, Vitals is launching new urgent care profiles to help consumers find relevant information for this important category of medical care facility. The new urgent care profiles allow consumers to search for nearby facilities, read reviews, get operating hours, see average wait times and listings of services.
Find out more about urgent care centers with our infographic below: