Isn’t it amazing how we never anticipate getting suddenly ill or injured? Somehow, we expect to always be in good health. With a healthy lifestyle and good preventative care most of us can avoid unnecessary medical issues. Of course, life can throw us for a loop at any time and if you need medical attention for a non-life threatening condition, or even for a medical problem of a broader scope than your doctor can provide, you may be able to avoid a costly hospital visit by utilizing of one of the many walk in health care or urgent care facilities on Long Island.
Urgent care centers are a valuable asset to any community’s health provider system because they provide immediate medical care for a broad spectrum of acute, non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. By putting a network of options in the patients hands at the right time and with the right level of care, a cooperative effort between patients, primary physicians, alternative medical providers, walk in clinics, emergency rooms and urgent care providers can reserve Long Island’s emergency room staff for truly life-threatening emergencies and result in a faster more effective level of service for all. There are numerous locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties offering excellent care. Most accept health insurance, checks, cash or credit cards. Click here learn more about urgent care facilities.
Walk in clinics and urgent care clinics specialize in providing accessible medical attention and are a great asset to your community. New York City and the Department of Health offers free government sponsored clinics for STD testing and treatment as well.
Click here for additional numerous resources available for those with disabilities, blind, hearing or speech impaired, with mental health disorders or specific diseases like alzheimer's or developmental disabilities in Nassau County. Click here for more information on The Healthy Mothers and Babies Initiative in Nassau County and here for New York state’s WIC program.