Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and Emergency Departments as Venues for Health Care
Slide content:Urgent Care Centers - 2 Typically have laboratory and/or X-ray facilities on-site Some may have more advanced diagnostic equipment Not intended to treat life-threatening emergencies 5
Slide notes:Urgent care centers typically have laboratories or x-ray facilities on site, and some of them also have more advanced diagnostic equipment. However, urgent care centers are not intended to treat life-threatening emergencies. The emergency department of a hospital is best equipped to address life-threatening conditions. 5