Sacramento Urgent Care
Sacramento Urgent Care is dedicated to helping patients in need of immediate health care locate Ugent Care Centers, Convenience Care Clinics (RetailClinics) and private doctors who offer walk in appointments and same day doctor visits in the Sacramento area.
Sacramento Urgent Care
will help patients seeking
immediate care understand the
differences between urgent care
centers, retail clinics and
physicians willing to see same
day patient appointments in
Sacramento in order to
assist them in determining where
to obtain appropriate care.
Finding a doctor in
Sacramento willing to
accept same day appointments can
Sacramento Urgent Care
will serve as a directory to
help patients locate these same
day doctors in
Sacramento and obtain
access to care.
The common thread to all three of these medical establishments is immediate access to health care. A survey released in August 2008 found that 73 percent of people said they had difficulty getting access to their doctor when they needed to. Thirty percent of those surveyed reported that it was hard to get a next-day appointment when they were sick. Sixty percent said it was difficult to get care from their personal doctor on weekends or in the evening. Greater than 40 percent of respondents said that, even during regular business hours, they had trouble getting advice from their doctor on the telephone. Urgent care centers, Retail Clinics and private doctors offering same day appointments throughout Sacramento focus on improving health care access to patients with immediate need.
Comparison of Establishments Offering Immediate Non Emergent Medical Care
Walk Ins Welcome
Offer Same Day
Wide Range of Services
Treat Urgent Conditions
Service Oriented Views
Patients as Customers
Continuity of Care is a
Urgent Care Centers:
Although there in no nationally accepted definition of what exactly is an urgent care center, their scope of services falls between the primary care doctors office and the emergency room. Urgent Care centers offer acute, non-emergent care emphasizing customer service. Most Sacramento Urgent Care centers offer walk in visits, extended weekday and weekend hours as well as expanded services compared to primary care doctors offices.
Many services provided in Sacramento Urgent Care centers are offered in primary care doctor's offices. In addition they usually include on site radiology, as well as laceration repair, administration of intravenous fluids, occupational health care, on site laboratory testing and on site medication dispensing.
The first urgent care centers in the United States opened in the 1980's and that number has grown to more than 12,000 to 20,000 centers today. Although most Urgent Care centers accept patients of all ages some specialize only in pediatric patients.
For a national directory of urgent care centers and medical offices offering same day visits
please see www.locateurgentcare.com.
Below is a list of Sacramento Urgent Care Centers
MED 7 Urgent Care Center
4112 East Commerce Way, Sacramento, CA - (916) 447-6337
Med Clinic Urgent Care
3160 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA - (916) 733-3333
Sacramento Convenient Care Clinics (Retail Clinics)
According to the Convenient Care Association Convenient Care Clinics are small health care facilities located in convenient settings accessible to the public. They provide non- emergency services to walk-in patients, regardless of insurance status, at affordable prices seven days a week. Convenient Care Clinics are primarily staffed by advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners. Convenient Care Clinics may also be staffed by physician assistants and/or physicians. Convenient Care Clinics provide quality care for common episodic ailments, as well as immunizations, physicals, and health screenings. As of November 2007, there were close to 800 Convenient Care Clinics in the United States. This number is predicted to grow to 1500 by the end of 2008.
Their scope of services are extremely limited compared to both Urgent Care centers and physicians offices who accept walk in patients. These sites are not designed to address urgent issues. Lacerations and minor fractures for example would not be cared for in these Convenience Care Clinic settings. Much like Urgent Care centers, continuity of care with patient follow up is not a primary focus of these Retail Clinics.
Below is a list of Sacramento Convenience
Care Clinics /Retail Clinics
755 Riverpoint Dr
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Private physicians offices offering same day appointments:
Many private physicians in
both primary care and various
specialties throughout Sacramento have begun to
recognize the need for providing
immediate access to patients in
need of urgent and less urgent
immediate medical care. The
services offered by these
private physicians varies from
doctor to doctor and is
consistent with the services
customarily offered in their
Some of these Sacramento doctors have established their practice as a Concierge medical practice. In doing so they limit their patient volume and provide immediate access in exchange for a yearly fee. Other physicians have added extended office hours and employed Physician Assistants and nurse practitioners to assist in immediate patient care.
The obvious advantage is that patients receive continuity of care from their private physicians with whom they already have an established relationship.