In accordance to the announcement made on Wednesday, the FastMed Urgent Care has launched its first Dallas-area facility, its 114th overall. The Dallas location gives care for minor medical requirements such as colds and viruses, to stitches and minor surgeries. In regard to accepting most insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid, the clinic will also provide the FastMed Savings Plan, a program developed to make healthcare more manageable by offering self-pay sufferers discounted care and services.
The FastMed has become the 2nd-largest urgent care provider in the country with various facilities across the North Carolina, Arizona and Texas, according to the company, prospering thanks in large part to increasing demand for quick, convenient healthcare services with reduced wait times and no appointment. The FastMed also plans to launch ten more urgent care clinics this year.
The progress and development of urgent care medicine is driven by frustration over long waits in the emergency room (ER) for non-emergency care and diminished presence for primary care appointments, according to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine. AAUCM said, “This mostly means sufferers wait for weeks to see their primary care physician.”
The group claimed that there are presently almost 9,300 walk-in, stand-alone urgent care centers in the U.S., with nearly 50 to 100 new clinics launching each year. Emergency room (ER) visits now top 110 million yearly. And from the time period of 1994 to 2004, the number of emergency rooms and hospitals reduced by 9% while emergency room visits increased by more than 1 million visits a year.