BetterMed Urgent Care has received the Certified Urgent Care designation from the Urgent Care Association of America, which distinguishes it as having met nationally standardized criteria. The health care environment is changing and it is becoming more and more important for patients to understand their treatment options. Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. BetterMed accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients during convenient hours. When a medical condition cannot be handled by a patient’s regular doctor – such as unexpected cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department, BetterMed is equipped with x-ray, laboratory services and a licensed provider is always available to perform minor procedures like casting and suturing. Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings. With its certification, BetterMed and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.