Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is banking on urgent care clinics to help it defray the cost of hospital emergency room visits.
Assuming that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will go into full effect, retail health clinics are getting ready for growing demand.
Hospitals trying to ease strained emergency rooms (ERs) and to overcome a lack of primary care physicians are embracing urgent care centers, report Kaiser Health News and USA Today. They increasingly
Lakewood Regional Medical Center is offering patients emergency room reservations, KTLA reports. For $15, a patient can book an appointment online between 90 minutes and two hours ahead of time. It's
For healthcare to run more efficiently in America, consumers need to be better armed with information on where to get the most appropriate care or treatment. But we still haven't connected all the
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is on an urgent care center development binge. In December, it plans to open its newest urgent care center, competing with two other places offering nearly
Over the past few years, emergency department crowding has grown steadily worse, with waits climbing to an average of 3.3 hours as of 2006, according to the CDC. Given these pressures on the ED,
Retail clinics may be the sexiest sector in outpatient care today, but when it comes to growth, it's urgent care centers which are leading the pack. While there's about 1,000 retail clinics in