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Urgent Care Centers

In the quest to provide the right level of care at the right time (and avoid unnecessary hospitalization), urgent care centers can be a valuable resource. Many family caregivers are unclear about what an ambulatory care center is, and how it can be useful. This guide describes what urgent care centers can do, when to use an urgent care center and when to go to the Emergency Department, and issues of payment.

Guide to Urgent Care Centers


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