Urgent Care Center

Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 01:26

23 May 2017, 16:18 #41

Trevor Slattery wrote:
Tyu I believe I stated above that the name is somewhat misleading and causing the bulk of misinterpretations of their purpose. You illustrate this perfectly.  

They are basically walk in clinics, which used to be popular 30+ years ago before the insurance companies pushed everyone to use a PCP for everything.  Now that the game has changed again the clinics are coming back.   

If we change the name from urgent to rapid would that help you comprehend the concept?
Yes if they changed the name from urgent to walk in it would be easier for most to comprehend. Obviously urgent is not a requirement. 

  
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 May 2017, 17:23 #42

I think the term "urgent care" has been thought about a lot before it was put out there.
It is a term that seems understandable to most.

My kids would not know what "walk-in clinic" means. Very 1970.
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23 May 2017, 17:41 #43

DM3194 wrote:
I think the term "urgent care" has been thought about a lot before it was put out there.
It is a term that seems understandable to most.

My kids would not know what "walk-in clinic" means. Very 1970.
Walk in for me would work fine. Urgent care to me implies urgency which according post here is not a necessity. 

To me emergency room implies an emergency not for a stubbed toe or tummy ache or other minor things

  
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 May 2017, 17:54 #44

Next time you are ailing, I am sure you could find a "walk-in clinic" somewhere....
I know there is one in Chelsea. The are special good with STDs and such.
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23 May 2017, 18:27 #45

tyu12 wrote:
DM3194 wrote:
I think the term "urgent care" has been thought about a lot before it was put out there.
It is a term that seems understandable to most.

My kids would not know what "walk-in clinic" means. Very 1970.
Walk in for me would work fine. Urgent care to me implies urgency which according post here is not a necessity. 

To me emergency room implies an emergency not for a stubbed toe or tummy ache or other minor things

tyu12 -- Beater of Dead Horses Extraordinaire.
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24 May 2017, 14:45 #46

battlingignorance wrote:
tyu12 wrote:
DM3194 wrote:
I think the term "urgent care" has been thought about a lot before it was put out there.
It is a term that seems understandable to most.

My kids would not know what "walk-in clinic" means. Very 1970.
Walk in for me would work fine. Urgent care to me implies urgency which according post here is not a necessity. 

To me emergency room implies an emergency not for a stubbed toe or tummy ache or other minor things

tyu12 -- Beater of Dead Horses Extraordinaire.
I was just trying to get clarification that is all

  
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24 May 2017, 15:03 #47

I think you have been abused on this thread, tyu.

Sorry. Got you mixed up with "t" maybe.
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06 Feb 2018, 20:12 #48

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07 Feb 2018, 12:32 #49

To re-cap: Urgency is not EMergency; this seems like the best answer to an urgent issue (which can be a badly stubbed toe or a rumbly tummy when you're the person with either) that one's PCP is not immediately able to see you for.

Simple. This is a very good thing for the city.
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10 Feb 2018, 20:42 #50

battlingignorance wrote: To re-cap: Urgency is not EMergency; this seems like the best answer to an urgent issue (which can be a badly stubbed toe or a rumbly tummy when you're the person with either) that one's PCP is not immediately able to see you for.

Simple. This is a very good thing for the city.
I hate it when you make sense 😁
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10 Feb 2018, 21:50 #51

...there must be a lot of hate in your life, then!  😆
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11 Feb 2018, 01:45 #52

battlingignorance wrote: ...there must be a lot of hate in your life, then!  😆
How dare you think change is good for our city!
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12 Feb 2018, 19:56 #53

https://www.urgentcarelocations.com/urg ... gency-room

Makes sense to me.  Theoretically this will clear out the ER of the non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, allowing ER and Urgent Care patients to flow through more efficiently.  Sounds like a win-win.  No one wants to sit in the ER for hours with something their PCP could handle if it were business hours.  Strep throat, UTI, minor lacerations or questionable coughs that happen on a Friday night shouldn't have to wait until Monday to be dealt with, but they're not "emergencies" either. 

I really don't see the UCC as a threat or competition to AGH ER.  
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Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

12 Feb 2018, 20:35 #54

There are quite a few people of means who support financially and otherwise, AGH. 
The real problem as some has said, is that health care is totally and completely profit driven and when I saw a charge on my minor  hernia operation for something like 800 bucks for after operation care....( a glass of orange juice), I am inclined to support free or damn less expensive medical care. The whole kit and caboodle is an ungodly mess that has to stop.
A friend the other day who has a skin problem on his nose told me they wanted 500 bucks for a little tube of cream for it. He said the Hell with it.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

12 Feb 2018, 21:57 #55

In a way Urgent Care fills a gap of the past tradition of doctors making house calls. It fills the gap of after hours doctor office visits like on weekends. Certainly if the ailment requires a trip to the ER the patient would be directed there.
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

12 Feb 2018, 22:28 #56

There are quite a few "urgent care" type places in the Seabrook to Portsmouth Area. 
Another interesting development up there is the new stand alone Emergency Room in Seabrook.



The Portsmouth Regional Hospital satellite ER is located near the intersection of Routes 1 and 107.
Right next to Cigarette City, which offers one of largest selections of craft beers and cigars in New England!
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12 Feb 2018, 22:43 #57

I will pass that on to my son who works in that area.  A few years back he had a fever and sore throat so as a long distance mom I told him to go to Wentworth Douglas urgent care (it was a weekend and his PCP was still in Mass)...ending up costing him a fortune...it billed like an ER.  He never went there again.  Next time he had something he went to the CVS clinic...about $90.  Thankfully he is mostly quite healthy because I really don't understand NH health care yet though I do need to learn!
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12 Feb 2018, 22:48 #58

DM3194 wrote: There are quite a few "urgent care" type places in the Seabrook to Portsmouth Area. 
Another interesting development up there is the new stand alone Emergency Room in Seabrook.



The Portsmouth Regional Hospital satellite ER is located near the intersection of Routes 1 and 107.
Right next to Cigarette City, which offers one of largest selections of craft beers and cigars in New England!
Good to know if it is like the ER here I can have a few beers and a cigar while I wait.
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12 Feb 2018, 22:49 #59

Karly wrote: I will pass that on to my son who works in that area.  A few years back he had a fever and sore throat so as a long distance mom I told him to go to Wentworth Douglas urgent care (it was a weekend and his PCP was still in Mass)...ending up costing him a fortune...it billed like an ER.  He never went there again.  Next time he had something he went to the CVS clinic...about $90.  Thankfully he is mostly quite healthy because I really don't understand NH health care yet though I do need to learn!
That is a great question how will they be billed?
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12 Feb 2018, 22:52 #60

tyu...I think they will bill like a doctor's office here in Gloucester...otherwise no one will go.  
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