Often, the primary medical reasons that people go to these clinics are:
- Upper respiratory tract infection (e.g., cold, flu, cough from an acute infection, nasal congestion)
- Urinary tract infection (often referred to as a UTI)
- Joint and muscle sprains and strains (e.g., twisted ankle)
Often, the primary personal reason that people go to urgent care clinics is:
- Convenient location
- Convenient appointment availability
Especially around the holidays when people are traveling and not near their regular doctor or because the regular doctor’s office is closed, urgent care clinics become a frequently used option.