Urgent Care Q & A
Our experienced doctors & medical staff provide a wide range of urgent care services to adults & children of all ages. For more information please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Cumming GA, Sugar Hill GA, Buford GA, Suwanee GA, Alpharetta GA, Duluth, GA, Dahlonega GA and Dawsonville, GA.
You can depend on PrimeCare Urgent Care to help during any minor health situation. In fact, you can depend on us 7 days a week, 10am to 7pm, and with us, appointments are not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome, and anyone in your family of any age is welcome! Come see us today here at PrimeCare Urgent Care, your local provider of urgent care in Cumming, GA.
What is the difference between urgent care and primary care?
The kind of care you get from your physician is primary care, and it includes diagnosis and treatment for common health conditions, as well as ongoing care for chronic conditions like diabetes. A part of primary care is preventive care, and this includes physical exams and immunizations to help you stay healthy. All this is what primary care is, and urgent care is very similar.
With urgent care, patients get just about everything primary care offers, and more. So urgent care offers physicals, immunizations, diagnoses, treatments, and continual care, but these services are offered on a walk-in basis. This is the main difference between primary care and urgent care. Primary care sees patients on an appointment basis, while urgent care accepts both appointments and walk-ins.
Also, many urgent care doctors can provide certain services primary care doctors can’t necessarily provide, such as DOT physicals and immigration physicals. Urgent care clinics often have onsite labs and X-ray machines too, whereas primary care doctors usually don’t.
When should I see an urgent care doctor?
Sometimes it just isn’t convenient to go see your primary care doctor. It means making an appointment, then waiting for it, and then waiting again in the doctor office waiting room! With urgent care doctors, appointments are unnecessary, walk-ins are welcome, and wait times are minimal! Urgent care can see you for any minor emergency, such as minor broken bones, the flu (in children over 3 months), and common infections. They can also see you for physical exams of any kind, immunizations, and some chronic conditions.
You might be thinking that the ER (emergency room) is a good place to go for minor emergencies, but it actually isn’t. The ER is for major emergencies, which are health situations that are or could be life threatening. In these situations, the ER is the only option, as urgent care cannot provide the same level of service. However, if you’re sure that the situation is minor and non-life-threatening, then urgent care is the better option, as there won’t be any wait times for patients with minor conditions. At the ER, patients with minor conditions almost always experience wait times.
Where can I see a doctor without insurance?
Another big benefit of urgent care is that they accept most major insurances and Medicaid, but they also accept patients without insurance. Here at PrimeCare Urgent Care, we offer affordable self-pay options for these patients, so if you don’t have insurance, you can come see us and still receive affordable urgent care.
If that sounds like the kind of healthcare you need, then we’d love to see you here at PrimeCare Urgent Care. We are located at 2021 Market Pl Blvd Cumming, GA 30041, and we’re open for you 7 days a week, 10 am to 7 pm. Walk-ins are more than welcome, or if you’d prefer to, you can make an appointment with us online or by calling us. We’d be happy to see you, and you can bring your family too, as we’re also a family clinic! Come see us soon here at PrimeCare Urgent Care!
Additional Services You May Need
▸Cough / Cold / Flu
▸High Blood Pressure
▸IV Hydration Therapy
▸Labs & X-Rays
▸School & Sports Physicals