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If an urgent care house call center has opened up in your city, grab that phone number and keep it handy. Urgent care centers not only are easier to deal with than emergency rooms when you need to see someone but donвЂ™t have a major emergency happening, but the house call versions are also a lot better because they help keep you and others safe. Here are three times when using a house call service is going to be the best option.
You DonвЂ™t Have a Ride вЂ” DonвЂ™t Wait for a Taxi
If you donвЂ™t have a car, getting to an urgent care center is going to be annoying. You have to wait for a taxi and then hope thereвЂ™s no traffic. The stress from that can make whatever is happening seem a lot worse. Instead, if you call a house call service, you can wait and care for yourself at home. YouвЂ™ll still have to wait for a doctor to show up, but you wonвЂ™t have the added stress on yourself from traffic, construction, or other travel issues.
You Think ItвЂ™s Communicable вЂ” DonвЂ™t Spread It
If you think what youвЂ™ve got is communicable вЂ” maybe you have a fever or have noticed white spots in your throat вЂ” stay home. Call a house call service and see only the doctor and assistant who show up. DonвЂ™t risk spreading what you have to a taxi driver, other people in the waiting room, or other people you encounter when out and about. By staying at home, you can contain the spread, and the doctor and assistant will be able to take care of themselves and prevent transmitting the illness to the next patient they see.
YouвЂ™ve Taken Medication вЂ” DonвЂ™t Drive Under the Influence
Sometimes the problem youвЂ™re dealing with is painful or involves fever, allergy symptoms, and other issues that require medication. Unfortunately, a lot of that medication can make you feel drowsy, and that can lead to accidents and possible DUI charges. Instead of risking going out on the road, call the ” service and let them know what youвЂ™ve taken. Arrange for someone to let the doctor in if youвЂ™ve fallen asleep, or stay by the door so any buzzers wake you up. This is actually a crucial reason for using a house call service because the consequences of trying to drive while on medication can be so severe.
If you have other questions about what happens during a house call, especially for urgent care problems, talk to the services that have opened up in your area and see what they do. Find out how to pay, how to request a doctor, and how tests are done. ItвЂ™s best to have the information now so you can use it later on.