Urgent Care is a convenient option for treating minor medical problems, but it should not replace regular visits to a primary care provider.
Primary care providers are a valuable health resource because they develop a relationship with you and your family over the long term. Primary care providers:
Evaluate and treat common health concerns
Provide preventive screenings based on your health and family history
Can detect serious diseases and illnesses, such as cancer and diabetes, if you see them regularly
Refer you to specialists as needed
A primary care provider could be a physician, a physician assistant (PA) or a nurse practitioner (NP). Call the Primary Care Provider Referral Line at 1-866-711-2702 (toll-free) if you'd like help finding a primary care provider near you.