It is quite frustrating to experience a minor injury that requires urgent medical care, and have to endure long wait times at the emergency room or wait until your doctor is available for an appointment. Luckily, there is an alternative option. Urgent care clinics like Ahava Medical in Brooklyn, New York are available for all of your non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Just walk in and one of our medical professionals will assist you in short order with compassion and expertise.
Why choose urgent care?
Urgent care clinics are a very convenient option if you are in need of urgent medical care that is not life-threatening and you are unable to make a same day appointment with your regular family doctor and want to forego the long wait times of emergency rooms.
Do I have to make an appointment for urgent care?
Urgent care clinics are typically walk-ins that operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and thus appointments are not necessary. All you need to do is come to our facility with your health information, and you will be next in line to meet with one of our doctors or physician’s assistants.
What types of urgent care services do you provide?
At Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Center, our urgent care clinic will provide a variety of services. We will happily treat all of your cold and flu symptoms, sore or strep throat, rashes, urinary tract infections (UTI), earaches, fractures and sprains, as well as cuts, bruises, and burns. We also provide X-ray services, IV fluids, and have on-site laboratory services at Ahava Medical.
Is it better to visit an urgent care than an ER?
That all depends on the severity of your injury or illness. If your injury or illness is a life-threatening emergency, it is absolutely critical that you go to your nearest emergency room, as urgent care clinics are not equipped to deal with life-threatening conditions. It is also recommended that, if you have a newborn who is sick that you take them to the emergency room.
However, if your condition is not life-threatening, there are many benefits to choosing an urgent care clinic over an emergency room. These benefits include price, wait times, and a more personal experience. Emergency rooms are required to treat patients based on the severity of their conditions. As a result, the lion’s share of the doctors’ and nurses’ time and energy go to patients that are experiencing life-threatening conditions. Thus, if you visit an emergency room for a non-life-threatening issue, you will likely wait a long time for a short visit. At an urgent care clinic, on the other hand, you will be seen in short order, and equal attention will be given to your cares and concerns as any other patient.
Is urgent care cheaper than ER?
Urgent care services are significantly cheaper than the same services at emergency rooms. In fact, self-pay visits to urgent care clinics typically cost somewhere between $100 to $200, while visits to emergency rooms typically cost upwards of $500.
Does urgent care accept insurance?
At Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Center, we accept most major insurance providers. For a full list of insurance providers accepted at Ahava Medical, please visit our Insurance page.
If you are in need of urgent medical care for an issue that is not life-threatening, or would like to know more about the services our urgent care clinic offers, please do not hesitate to contact us today! You can call us at (718) 213-4008. We have locations in Brooklyn areas including Flatbush and Williamsburg. You can see all of the locations and hours of operation here.