Most people do not think about what an urgent care visit will be like until they need one. That’s why it is important to familiarize yourself with what happens during an urgent care visit. By answering a few questions, you and your family can be ready before you need to visit a local clinic.
At Live Urgent Care, we strive to make healthcare accessible, affordable, and convenient. This article will help you understand how a Live Urgent Care visit takes a traditional urgent care appointment to a new level.
How to Prepare For Your Visit
Urgent care focuses on providing fast, efficient care. That focus makes preparing for your visit incredibly easy.
Before arriving, there are two major questions you want to answer.
- What do I need to bring?
- Do I need to book an appointment?
At Live Urgent Care, you simply need basic identification and health insurance information. For most cases, the list below is everything you could need for a visit.
- A photo ID
- Your insurance card
- Credit, debit, or cash to pay for services
- Your local pharmacy information
- Any relevant medical documents
Booking vs. Walking In
One great advantage of urgent care is the ability to walk in. At Live Urgent Care, each of our locations accepts walk-in visits.
That said, booking an appointment ahead of time can make your visit much quicker. By checking in online, you can save you time at the clinic by inputing your personal, healthcare, and insurance information.
At Live Urgent Care, our online booking page allows you to select your appointment time, input your insurance information, and even let us know why you are coming. Our paperwork can be filled out in less than ten minutes and allows us to see you faster when you arrive.
What Happens Upon Arrival
Once you arrive at one of our offices, a receptionist will meet you with a friendly greeting and will help you get checked in. They will confirm your appointment information if you booked online, or they will help you get checked into our system.
The receptionist will take your information and relay it to the medical staff so that they can prepare for your visit. If you have any questions or specific concerns, we recommend telling your receptionist when you arrive.
What Happens During Your Visit
After the receptionist finishes checking you in, a medical assistant will begin your exam. The medical assistant will capture some initial information, including your vital signs, height and weight, and any initial examination.
Once the initial triage is complete, a provider will meet with you to perform your complete evaluation. Our providers use evidence-based practices and state-of-the-art equipment to provide fast, accurate diagnoses. Once you have a diagnosis, the provider will go about treating you. That could include an in-patient procedure, a prescription you can get filled later, or a referral for a follow up with a specialist.
See How We Can Help
At Live Urgent Care, our clinics are ready to help you today. You can find the location nearest you and book your appointment today for fast, friendly care.