Where do you go when you need same-day medical care? When your illness or injury is non-life-threatening, where do you go that isn’t the ER? There’s always the option to see your primary care provider, but there’s the chance it’s after hours or they are booked. Are you one of the millions of Americans who don’t have a primary care provider? The urgent care has you covered!
What is an Urgent Care?
Urgent care medical centers, like Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine in Colorado, fill an important gap in the medical community. These centers bridge the gap between primary care providers and emergency departments.
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine’s Lafayette medical clinic has extended hours to complement the hours of your primary care physician’s office. Our clinics are open 7 days a week. That means we are open nights and weekends to accommodate many work schedules.
If you’re on the go, or looking for the clinic closest to work or home, keep in mind that we have clinics along the Denver metro area. The Lafayette medical clinic is near Louisville, Gunbarrel, Boulder, Broomfield, Leyner, Erie, and Superior. Stop by an urgent care clinic instead of the emergency room for non-life-threatening illness or injury.
Urgent Care vs. ER: Where Do I Go?
Urgent cares are equipped to handle most minor illnesses or injury. The top visit reasons people aged 20 to 39 visit our Lafayette medical clinic for same-day medical care are:
- COVID testing and treatment
- Upper respiratory infection
- Abdominal pain
- Foot, ankle, knee, and back pain
There are many more illnesses and injuries that can be treated at the Lafayette medical clinic. Click here for more information on urgent care services. It is important to go to the ER if you are experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury including, but not limited to: chest pain, continuous bleeding, severe allergic reactions, severe shortness of breath, and more.
Keep in mind that the wait time is typically shorter at an urgent care than at the ER. While walk-ins are always welcome, Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine also offers online visit scheduling for same-day medical care. Scheduling a visit will help you to avoid long wait times. The average visit cost for an urgent care visit is $160, while the average cost of a visit to the ER is $400 to $2,000.
Much like the emergency departments, the Lafayette medical clinic is staffed with physician associates and nurse practitioners. A physician is also the medical director who oversees and ensures the utmost level of care.
Do Urgent Cares Accept Insurance? What is the Cost Without Insurance?
Yes, many urgent cares accept most major insurances. The Lafayette medical clinic is an urgent care that accepts Medicaid and Medicare. We offer a discount to patients who are uninsured and paying at the time of service. Discounted pricing can be found by clicking here.
Which COVID Rapid Tests are Offered at the Lafayette Medical Clinic?
The Lafayette medical clinic offers same-day testing. These tests are facilitated curbside by Rapid Testing LLC. The rapid antigen and rapid molecular tests are available with no telehealth visit required and results are available the same day as testing.
The RT-PCR test is available as a rapid PCR test or lab-based test. The PCR rapid test is available at the Lafayette medical clinic. If you’d like to schedule the rapid PCR test, click here for pricing and to schedule. For the lab-based RT-PCR test, first schedule a telehealth visit with a provider. This test is sent to a lab with results in 3 to 7 days.
If you are in need of a COVID test for travel, consider the molecular rapid tests. These tests are NAAT approved, which means they are widely accepted as COVID testing for travel.
Do Urgent Cares Do X-rays?
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine’s Lafayette medical clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art x-ray equipment. The provider will review your x-rays and you’ll be able to take a copy of your x-rays with you on CD to share with a specialist, if needed, and your primary care physician.
Do Urgent Cares do STD Testing?
Yes, the Lafayette medical clinic does STD testing and we treat many common STDs. Many STD tests are urine lab tests. Other lab tests are also available including testing for common illnesses including strep and the flu.
When Should I Bring My Child to an Urgent Care?
The Lafayette medical clinic treats patients of all ages including infants. Many of the common pediatric illnesses we treat are: COVID, ear infection, upper respiratory infection, cough, sore throat, strep throat, RSV, and fever. Click here to learn more about pediatric illnesses and when to bring your child to an urgent care for evaluation and treatment.
See Us Today in Lafayette!
Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine has locations across the Denver metro area. Our clinics are open 7 days a week.
Schedule a visit online or walk-in. Same-day visits are available! Scheduling a visit will help you to avoid long wait times, but walk-ins are always welcome. Click here to schedule a visit and to view all of our locations.