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By: Jeffrey O.
Urgent Care Center of South Bay
I was seen for a sore elbow on April 29th. I only went in because I was told by their people that the visit would not cost me anything directly. Today on October 17th, MORE THAN FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS LATER, I received a BILL from them which I of course will refuse to pay based on what they told me, but now I have to worry about my credit - what a bait-n-switch! Their bill makes it look like I am past due for not having paid earlier. DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE, THEY ARE DISHONEST AND WILL TRY TO RIP YOU OFF. Who sends a bill more than 5 1/2 months after the fact anyway?
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Emergency care facilities can treat infants and children. Roughly 16 percent of emergency patients are infants and children, so the medical professionals at these facilities typically have strong experience in pediatric emergency care.
The average wait time will depend on the type of emergency care facility.. Wait times typically average less than 20 minutes at an urgent care facility. At a hospital-based emergency care facility that treats life-threatening conditions, wait times can take as long as an hour or more.
Board certification is not required for emergency care facilities. However, the top facilities are often board certified. At hospitals, many emergency care centers require that their physicians be board certified as a qualification for employment. Two boards that handle this type of certification are the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
Emergency care facilities include those that offer urgent care, and some urgent care facilities offer certain primary care services. At these facilities, patients are usually evaluated upon arrival, and a determination is made as to whether the problem requires emergency care, urgent care, or primary care.
Some medical tests and scans are performed at emergency care facilities. These facilities may perform select X-rays and blood tests if this is deemed necessary to assist your treatment. However, the range of medical tests and scans offered is much more limited than those offered as part of standard hospital care.

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