Can Direct Primary Care Provide Urgent Care in St. Louis?
Have you or a loved one ever needed Urgent Care? We try to avoid these situations, but an emergency medical situation is bound to happen to all of us.
When a health crisis hits, it often feels impossible to get in with a doctor you know and trust. Instead, Urgent Care clinics or emergency rooms end up being the only solution. Unfortunately, these services pose huge financial costs. Yet another reason to avoid the emergency room as much as possible!
Direct Primary Care is ideal for emergency health situations. Link Primary in St. Louis can treat minor to moderate Urgent Care conditions like sprained ankles, food poisoning, and asthma attacks.
And with Direct Primary Care, your doctor is just a click away. You’re can get a same-day appointment with a doctor who already knows your health history. This is important especially in critical health situations when there isn’t time to review paperwork. Finally, Direct Primary Care charges an affordable price, and you won’t find yourself paying unexpected fees or copays.
How the Benefits of Direct Primary Care Translate to Urgent Care
Traditional healthcare is failing to provide patients with adequate attention and proper treatment. Most times, it takes forever to get to your doctor, and you spend the majority of the visit in the waiting room. Because traditional doctors might see dozens of patients a day, it’s hard to keep up with everyone and give any single patient adequate time. Also, appointments and treatments are often inconvenient and expensive.
Direct Primary Care is designed to fit perfectly with your unique lifestyle. This healthcare model is much like a subscription: you’ll receive all the benefits of Direct Primary Care for an affordable price.
A Direct Primary Care doctor is available 24/7 (even over the weekend) via same-day appointments or text, email, or phone call. At Link Primary, we purposefully see fewer patients so that we can provide each one with personalized care. We take the time to get to know each patient and won’t rush you through an appointment.
Urgent Care is exactly what the name implies – it’s urgent!
Direct Primary Care doctors can treat nearly everything under the sun. Here’s a small list:
- Cough or sore throat
- Minor burns
- Cold and flu
- Earache or infection
- Minor fractures
- Sports injuries
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Chronic illness
- Mental health
One last benefit of Direct Primary Care, and possibly one of the best: we focus heavily on preventative care. In addition to working with you to treat health problems, Direct Primary Care doctors work to reduce your chances of developing a condition in the first place. If your body is healthy, you may not need to visit an Urgent Care center if an infection or headache gets out of hand.
The Need for Urgent Care
When you’re in need of Urgent Care, you spend time in their waiting room, and the fees and copayments involved are expensive.
For this reason, many of us ignore symptoms—even more major problems such as chest pain—so we don’t have to deal with expensive treatment. This behavior only leads to worsening health problems, which can become life-threatening and even more expensive to treat.
The following are some symptoms that require urgent care, but we often either ignore them, or they cost a fortune to get treated”
- Broken limb
- Severe burns
- Breathing issues
- Severe wounds
- Newborn fever
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Head injury
- Heart attack
Clearly, we need a better system that provides urgent care without breaking the bank.
How Direct Primary Care Provides Urgent Care
You may not associate the Direct Primary Care model with Urgent Care. However, nearly every Direct Primary Care doctor offers Urgent Care services just like normal services. In fact, the convenience and affordability of Direct Primary Care make Urgent Care services more accessible. A person with chest pain is much more likely to seek treatment if he/she knows their treatment will be high-quality, convenient, and not cost an arm and a leg.
Link Primary Care provides Urgent Care in St. Louis in addition to normal Direct Primary Care services. We treat emergencies requiring antibiotics, stitches, and general first aid.
For major emergencies—such as those needing surgery—we send our patients to high-quality doctors we trust. All it takes is a quick text or phone call, and we’ll guide you on how to get the treatment you need. This means you won’t waste time trying to do research on your own—or get stuck with a healthcare facility that’s expensive and doesn’t fit your needs.
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Link Primary Care provides affordable, convenient, and high-quality Direct Primary Care and Urgent Care for St. Louis patients. If you’re interested, book a free consultation call to see if we’d be a good fit for you.