Urgent Care Center in Delaware
What is an urgent care center?
- In most states, the typical urgent care center (walk-in clinic) treats patients that can not wait for a routine doctor appointment.
- Most of these patients have illnesses and injuries that do not require the services of a hospital emergency department but do need a skilled evaluation and treatment.
- A typical urgent care center:
- Offers x-ray services and basic laboratory services
- Does not treat true emergencies, such as acute chest pain, severe trauma, or other life-threatening emergencies. These are best treated in the high resource local emergency department.
Why don’t we call Go-Care at Abby Medical (Newark, DE) an urgent care center?
- Our clinic does offer services that are offered in typical walk-in clinics that are generally called “urgent care centers” in the rest of the USA.
- The State of Delaware has unique rules that require a facility licensed as a urgent care center in this state to meet rules that are generally reserved for large hospital emergency departments.
- Go-Care at Abby Medical does not meet this Delaware-specific definition for an “urgent care” under the rules of the State of Delaware, nor does any other Medical Aid Unit in Delaware.
- This is why all walk-in clinics in Delaware use the term Medical Aid Unit as opposed to urgent care.
*This simply means that we are well-prepared to deal with most non-life threatening medical problems and provide you with exceptional care. For true emergencies however, members of the public should call 911 or go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.