In the 1970s, urgent care was introduced in the United States. Since then, it has grown exponentially all over the world. From Alabama to Washington urgent care centers are now available in all 50 states, and in many countries around the globe. Urgent care centers in the U.S. generate around 14 billion dollars in revenue, and provide approximately 129,000 jobs.
In some states urgent care centers have on site pharmacies so that patients can receive their prescriptions before leaving the center. Residents all over the state of Washington have many choices in urgent care seattle wa and the surrounding area has several different facilities. Just outside of Seattle are facilities like Lynnwood walk in clinics and Kent urgent care centers, and then there are also many urgent care seattle locations in the city itself.
Urgent care centers are ideal for minor injuries, fevers, cuts that may require stiches (but are not bleeding excessively), back problems or any illness or injury that requires immediate care, but is not an emergency. A 2010 study showed that nearly one out of five visits to a hospital emergency room could have been treated at an urgent care center, which would potentially save 4.4 billion dollars in health care costs annually.