What to expect from an urgent care center
Urgent care centers, which often fill the gap between primary care doctors and emergency rooms, have convenience and cost in their corners.
Not counting retail-based clinics, there are more than 7,500 urgent care centers in the United States, according to data from the Urgent Care Association, an industry group. The association estimates that illness and injury visits at urgent care centers typically cost $115-$160. Patients here can also be seen sooner; many urgent care sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis.