Tidelands Health is proud to work with Doctors Care and MUSC Health to improve access to urgent care along the Grand Strand.
About Urgent Care
An urgent care center is an expanded-hours medical clinic that is specially equipped to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of non-life-and-limb-threatening illnesses and injuries. An urgent care center can treat patients who are six months and older. Urgent care centers are enhanced by onsite radiology and laboratory services and operate in a location distinct from a hospital-based emergency department. Care is rendered under the medical direction of a physician. Urgent care centers accept unscheduled, walk-in patients seeking medical attention during all posted hours of operation, including evenings and weekends.
Urgent care services include:
- A medical examination, diagnosis and treatment for non-life-and-limb-threatening illnesses and injuries that are within the capability of an urgent care center that accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients seeking medical attention during all posted hours of operation and is supported by onsite evaluation services, including radiology and laboratory services
- Any further medical examination, procedure and treatment to the extent they are within the capabilities of the staff and facilities available at the urgent care center.
By offering same-day ambulatory health care, urgent care centers are capable of providing, though not limited to, on-demand and scheduled medical, wellness and screening services for employers, injured workers, the commercially insured, Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-Care, self-insured employers and patients seeking cash-pay options.