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Why Use an Urgent Care?

Why Use an Urgent Care?

by Garrett Bomba, MD

None of us like getting sick or injured. We also don’t like waiting or paying more than we should. Everyone has a story about a 3 hour wait in an Emergency Department waiting room, or about that $2200 bill from the hospital after being seen for back pain. Urgent Care was born out of these issues.

Many conditions seen within emergency departments are not life threatening and do not require most of the sophisticated equipment and facilities offered there. Whether you have back pain or a broken bone, a sore throat or a cough, ExpressCare urgent care is always a great option. With an average wait time of 15 minutes in the waiting room, Pentucket’s urgent care system can evaluate, diagnose and treat many common conditions and have you on your way in less than an hour! Speed up your visit time by signing into our waiting room online and we will hold a spot for you.

Common Conditions Evaluated at ExpressCare:

We also charge only an office level visit so you can say goodbye to those $100 ER copays! We are staffed with a professional team that has access to lab, x-ray, CAT scan, MRI and ultrasound, making it easy for us to make the right diagnosis.

So if you ever have a medical issue that is not life threatening, please visit ExpressCare at Pentucket Medical and start getting well faster!

Please Note: If you experience a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.

Medical emergencies include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Psychiatric issues
  • Children less than 3 months old with a fever over 100.4
  • Stroke-like symptoms
  • Weakness / numbness / confusion
  • Difficulty with speech, vision or balance
  • Severe headache