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Ogden Clinic Urgent Care

4/13/2011

Thousands of patients visit emergency rooms (ER) each year. Many patients with urgent but not life-threatening medical needs turn to an ER, which can be a costly mistake. Urgent care such as the Ogden Clinic’s can be more cost effective, closer to home with shorter wait times and provide reliable, quality care.

The National Center for Health Statistics reports that overall emergency room visits have increased, however, the number of visits that are considered emergency or urgent have not. Patients admitted to the hospital from an emergency department visit are 12.8 percent.

A similar study also states that two-thirds of ER visits happen outside of regular clinic hours. Patients in need of medical care are unaware of urgent care options, so they proceed to the emergency room. Visiting an emergency room may incur two or three times higher costs than those visiting an urgent care center.

Urgent care centers, such as Ogden Clinic’s, are staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can provide medical care for non-life-threatening conditions that require immediate attention. Patients are usually seen on a walk-in basis. And many facilities provide convenient on-site laboratory work and X-rays.

Common reasons to visit an urgent care center instead of an emergency room include broken bones, sprains, strains, colds, coughs, mild asthma attacks, fevers, infections, influenza, cuts, rashes, bites, minor burns and sore throats.

Ogden Clinic boasts five urgent care centers throughout Weber County. Hours vary based upon location, but they are open weekdays, in the evening hours and on weekends. Appointments are not necessary for treatment. Ogden Clinic urgent care centers include the Professional Center, 4650 Harrison Boulevard; Skyline Clinic, 6112 South 1550 East; Canyon View Clinic, 1159 East 12th St; Mountain View Clinic, 1100 West 2700 North in Pleasant View and Grand View Clinic, 3485 West 5200 South in Roy.

There are certain times when a visit to the emergency room is required and include chest pain or pressure, uncontrolled bleeding, sudden and severe pain, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, severe and persistent vomiting or diarrhea, loss of consciousness, severe head injuries and coughing or vomiting blood.

For more information visit www.ogdenclinic.com or call 801.475.3000.

About Ogden Clinic For more than 60 years, Ogden Clinic has been taking care of families in the local community. The clinic is a physician-owned, multi-specialty group practice offering urgent and after hours care to ensure the community’s healthcare needs are met. They accept all major insurance plans. Ogden Clinic has become a staple in the community with leading experts providing quality care.

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