Among the most overlooked but important aspect of healthcare is aftercare services. Unfortunately, many urgent care centers lack these services and this can often lead to more health problems for patients in the future.
Think of it this way: a person gets a bad case of an allergic reaction. He goes to an urgent care center where he is treated. He eventually recovers but, because the urgent care center he visited does not have aftercare services, he was not given instructions on how to manage his allergy, what foods or certain things to avoid, or follow-up on his medications after he’s discharged.
As such, the person suffers from another allergic reaction, this time worse than before. The lack of aftercare services can put vulnerable patients at risk even more.
Aftercare services keep you on track after you get treated for a particular illness or injury. They are an important part of the recovery process. As your partner in health, your urgent care center should be able to give you proper guidelines to maintain your health, even after you’ve walked out the door. That’s why it’s crucial to find out if aftercare services are available when choosing an urgent care center.
As a certified Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, we believe it’s the responsibility of every urgent care center to provide the same level of quality care for its patients after they are discharged. While treating and giving relief for patients is our main goal, we also make it a point to follow up with our patients after their visit and ensure that they’re on the right track to getting healthy again.
Premier Urgent Care focuses on providing aftercare services for all its patients. Some of these services include:
- Arranging follow-up visits for patients and notifying them about it
- Giving aftercare instructions to outgoing patients
- Recommending a proper medication regimen for patients, if necessary
- Prescribing nutritional diet for patients, if necessary
- Referrals to specialists
- Referrals to lab tests or diagnostics
Premier Urgent Care is committed to helping you maintain every aspect of your health and well-being. Our care doesn’t end after you walk out the door. If you’re interested in learning more about our aftercare services, give us a call and we’d be happy to answer your questions!