Family Health: Three reasons to visit urgent care

YOUR HEALTH is your most valuable commodity. Although medical problems are inevitable, you can control the way you respond to them. Urgent care has risen in popularity and is being chosen over traditional visits to the ER. Here are three reasons you should choose urgent care.


Forget having to spend hours waiting in busy emergency rooms. Urgent care often provides you with the same treatment without the hassle. With facilities such as X-rays and blood labs, you can still acquire the care and attention you need without experiencing the distress and worry.


Urgent-care facilities are located everywhere and are usually easier to access than emergency rooms. This reduces your overall treatment time and ensures that treatments are provided as soon as possible. The facilities are also built to have a less clinical feel, which can be comforting when in a vulnerable state.


Emergency rooms are expensive. You are billed for everything, including lab tests, physicians and providers, and the provided treatment. It can become costly, very quickly. However, urgent-care centers allow you to visit an experienced medical professional for a fraction of the cost. Attain the same treatment and service without having to delve into your savings.

Owl Now Urgent Care is Polk County’s only after-hours pediatric and adult urgent-care clinic, with services available seven days a week. Owl Now also offers convenient online check-in for both locations. Visit for location information.

This column is sponsored by Owl Now Urgent Care.


column by DR. VLAD V. ADLER

BIO: Vlad V. Adler, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician and clinic director at Owl Now Urgent Care in Lakeland, Florida.

Posted on January 22, 2016

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