Florida Health Insurance Definitions

Florida Health Insurance Terms:
"Urgent Care"

Define: "Urgent Care"

Care for injury, illness, or another type of condition (usually not life threatening) which should be treated within 24 hours. This is also referred to as after-hours care. Urgent care is also the delivery of ambulatory care in a facility dedicated to the delivery of unscheduled, walk-in care outside of a hospital emergency department. The initial urgent care centers opened in the 1970s. Since then this sector of the healthcare industry has rapidly expanded to an approximately 17,000 centers. Many of these centers have been started by entrepreneurial physicians who have responded to the public need for convenient access to unscheduled medical care.

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More Examples of Urgent Care

"Urgent care is treatment for a condition that requires prompt attention, but does not pose an immediate, serious health threat. Ear infections and sprained ankles are examples of conditions that urgent care staff can treat. "

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