Urgent Care has grown exponentially ever since the first clinic opened up in the 1970s. You may ask what does locum tenens have to do with Urgent Care? With locum tenens, the opportunity to work at Urgent Care clinics has been simplified, with placement options always available. While these walk-in clinics are not your typical type of primary care setting that most physicians and advanced practitioners know, it offers many significant benefits.
From 2015 to 2018, Urgent Care clinics have seen a growth of 118%. These walk-in clinics handle 89 million patient visits a year, which equates to more than 29% of all primary care visits in the U.S. Add in the new Affordable Care Act, the Urgent Care industry will grow even more. All of those patients need primary care. The best way to combat this growing influx of patients? Expand the opportunities for care. Walk-in clinics offer a solution to the number of patients. It has helped to decrease overcrowding at emergency facilities who often see a large number of patients for non-emergency visits.
The urgent care system helps by simplifying primary care. It allows the opportunity for patients to come in as needed while making sure all their needs can be addressed in one appointment. Urgent Care clinics enable the convenience of walk-in appointments, complete with an evaluation from a licensed medical provider. They include onsite diagnostic testing and discharge pharmaceuticals, making the clinic a one-stop-shop.
With Urgent Care clinics, advanced practitioners and physicians have the option to pick up extra shifts at hours that work best for them. Urgent Care clinics tend to be open for longer hours and weekends, with multiple practitioners being able to work at one time. This rotation helps to make sure that there is a constant rotation of care for clients. If you are looking for a way to supplement your regular hours, urgent care is a perfect opportunity as you have the option of working part-time and on a schedule that best fits you. Locum tenens can help with this as staffing companies like MedCare Staffing are ready to help facilitate the process of picking up urgent care hours.
So what is the next step for those who would like to supplement their income or would like to do this as their primary practice? Or are you a clinic that has a staffing issue because of the growth in Urgent Care? Talk to MedCare Staffing. Our consultants will be able to match you with the perfect provider or a clinic that best suits your needs.
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