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The Role of Urgent Care in Today’s Health Care System

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When you’re in need of immediate medical attention, you’d more than likely visit the emergency room if your primary care physician is out of reach.  However, many patients forget about using urgent care centers as an alternative to a costly emergency room visit or scheduling an appointment with a family physician.

Urgent care centers provide convenient, affordable, and high quality medical care for a variety of non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.

If you have doubts about when to visit an urgent care center, here is an outline of what urgent care centers offer:

Urgent care centers treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses

Urgent care centers are equipped to handle immediate, but not life-threatening emergencies.  Urgent care centers usually treat:

Urgent care centers offer lab testing and digital x-rays

Having an on-site lab and digital x-rays takes the hassle out of patients driving all over town receive quality care.  This guarantees fast results for lab testing services.

Our lab performs testing for:

  • Strep Throat
  • Mononucleosis
  • Drugs (Pre-Employment Drug Screen, DOT Testing, etc…)
  • Sexually-Transmitted Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Hepatitis
  • Glucose

Urgent care centers have flexible hours and low wait times

With having a busy schedule between juggling work and family, urgent care centers offer the convenience of being able to head to a nearby center during lunch hour, or after dinner time.  Urgent care centers also offer the convenience of weekend hours, so it adds comfort knowing you don’t have to wait a day or more for medical care.


At FirstCall Urgent Care, we treat a variety of non-life threatening emergencies seven days a week on a walk-in basis.  We offer numerous medical services and procedures all under one roof to make sure patients receive the most convenient experience.  For more information on the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 410-730-3399.


*If you’re facing a life-threatening emergency, do not hesitate to call 911 and visit your local emergency room. 

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May is Urgent Care Awareness Month


If you get injured on the job, or your little one gets hurt riding their bike, you might consider going to the emergency room if the injury is concerning.

A majority of patients are unaware of how valuable urgent care can be for non-life threatening emergencies.  When you go to your local emergency room, you may find yourself waiting quite a while to be seen.  This may be because the medical professionals are tending to life-threatening emergencies, while you’re stuck waiting.

The month of May marks Urgent Care Awareness Month, can FirstCall Urgent Care is here to let you know that we’ve got you covered for all of your urgent care needs.

By visiting an urgent care center like FirstCall Urgent Care, you take the hassle out of waiting hours to be seen by a physician, and you cut the cost of a hospital bill.

At FirstCall Urgent Care, we want to make sure that your injuries are well-taken care of in a timely manner, so you can get back to your busy life.

Some of the services we provide at our center include:

  • Injuries: Breaks, Sprains, Strains, Stitches, Insect Bites
  • Illnesses: Allergies, Rashes, Earaches, UTIs
  • And so much more!

For more information about our urgent care services, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals 410-730-3399.

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