Urgent Care

Affinity announces price cut for all self-pay patients

In our continuing effort to provide you with the highest quality health care at the most affordable prices, Affinity Urgent Care has lowered its per-visit price for self-pay (non-insurance) patients to $95.

Affinity is focused on ensuring each and every member of our local community has access to affordable health care services delivered in a caring and professional manner. Our mission is to make this a reality and that’s the reason we’ve lowered our prices from $115 to $95 for those paying for our services out of their own pockets.

For more information on this pricing change, please don’t hesitate to call Affinity at 866-905-2029.

Affinity launches new online appointment system

To better serve our patients and make it easier to fit coming to our clinics into your busy schedule, Affinity Urgent Care has launched a new online appointment system that allows you to skip the wait by registering for your visit online.

Simply visit our website at http://www.AffinityDrs.com and look for the Skip The Wait box on the right-side of each page. Click on the button titled “Reserve Your Place In Line” to be taken to another page where you can actually check on wait times at each clinic before you make your reservation.

Click on the blue “Get In Line Now” button underneath the clinic you plan to visit and fill out the form on the subsequent page. That’s all there is to it. You can even receive a text before your visit to confirm your appointment.

Affinity’s online appointment system is powered by ClockwiseMD, a leading a provider of healthcare information technology that is pioneering the use of tech tools for doctor offices and clinics.

Click here to go directly to the online appointment page.

Urgent Care Center provide excellent care at practical prices

Waiting in the emergency room isn’t always easy or pleasant. Most often it’s very time-consuming; waiting rooms can make anyone feel uncomfortable. Visiting an urgent care center like Affinity Urgent Care may be a better option. Urgent care centers often operate on a more timely basis and can provide many of the same services that an emergency department in a hospital can offer, but at charges that are substantially less.

Urgent care facilities can help patients with a wide variety of health complications. They are able to treat many conditions and if necessary, can recommend qualified specialists to manage more complicated conditions.

For example, a rare cancer like mesothelioma probably will not be diagnosed in an urgent care facility, but it might be suspected. Many mesothelioma patients walk into a clinic feeling chest pain and coughing – thinking they might have a respiratory infection. But after an exam and discussion with a medical care provider, he or she might be referred on to see a more specialized physician.

The conversation between you and the specialist can make all the difference. If you are experiencing respiratory problems and know you’ve been exposed to asbestos, that information can significantly help the doctor evaluate your condition. Make sure to mention all symptoms experienced and explain your medical history.

How to Improve Your Visit

Though it is rare, an urgent care center may get backed up caring for patients thus resulting in a slightly longer wait than anticipated. Please be assured, the medical staff is concerned about any delays incurred in accessing care. If a delay should arise, there are several things that can be done to help you relax and maintain a positive perspective. If you’re feeling discomfort because of your medical condition, finding a distraction can be very helpful. In most instances your wait will be less than 20 minutes after your registration is completed.

Before visiting an emergency care facility (like a hospital Emergency Room), prepare yourself for the expected. You will likely have some waiting time and patience will be needed. If you’re walking in with a serious injury that needs immediate attention, the facility will make sure you get just that. The workers on staff will recognize when a true emergency patient needs to be treated before patients with less serious, non-life threatening conditions. If you’re in the waiting room and someone who came in after you gets seen first, try to understand that his or her needs may be more critical.

Recognize that urgent care centers provide valuable medical services and help thousands of patients every day. The next time you’re not feeling well or need immediate medical care for a non-life threatening condition, Affinity Urgent Care is prepared to provide prompt, high quality, cost efficient medical care.

Bio: Jensen Whitmer has been writing for the Mesothelioma Center for more than three years and he has an interest in spreading awareness about the hazardous effects of asbestos exposure.