Case Study: Urgent Care

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Urgent care began in the late 1970s and was created to meet a need in a community. The growth from the 1970s – 1980s was slow and steady in comparative to the concept “doc in a box” that one could see without appointment gained popularity. The industry, subsequently gained its respect and vast expansion over the past twenty (20) years as a viable place to receive healthcare when one could not get into one’s “regular” physician (Urgent Care Association of America). The last five (5) years, the industry has seen tremendous growth which seemed to be fueled by a convergence of events and awareness to meet the growing needs of medically underserved, lower income neighborhoods. This is obtain through better access to health services; improved quality …show more content…
facilities allows them to seek medical assistance at any time when the needs arise. Access to healthcare services is critical for rural residents therefore, I believe having an Urgent Care in close proximity is a positive move that would be ideal for residents to access the services being offered by that facility. Providing quality healthcare services in a rural community does more than provide the needed healthcare. It also has a positive impact on the fiscal health of a community. The political implications of Urgent care in rural communities has shown that there are unequitable distribution of healthcare resources. Health and social inequalities further compound this issue, and are inaccurately considered to be a largely urban …show more content…
The name is very important to the facility because we want the patients to know how important they are to us, and their health is our health, hence we will work as team to get them well; while creating live experiences in a comfortable setting. The mission statement for Nile Valley: We are dedicated in providing our patients with the most advanced and best comprehensive medical care available. We believe in nurturing and caring for every individual we serve through a combination of highly skilled staff and leading-edge technology – After all, we are Family! Some of the services that the Nile Valley Urgent Care will provide are Acute & Chronic Illness, Preventative Care, Diet & Nutrition, Mental Health Service, Obstetric Services and Health Education. The Urgent Care facility will treat the healthcare needs of patients of all ages, but with a concentration on the mature group both male and female. However, we are not a pediatrician’s office so any care given to minor children will only be done at the discretion of the

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