One of the most-frequent questions we get is “How long is my wait time to be seen?” That is a difficult question to answer because wait times do vary. Depending on the number of people waiting and the severity of sickness or illness, the wait can be as little as a few minutes or as long as over an hour. That said, most urgent care patients wait less than 15 minutes to be seen and usually complete their visit in less than an hour.
Urgent Care Average Wait Times
Urgent Care vs ER Approach
In a recent analysis, 57% of urgent care patients experience a wait time less than 15 minutes before being seen. In an emergency room visit for a non-critical situation, the patient waits over two hours, on average, before being seen. It’s important to remember that our urgent cares in Omaha treat patients on a first-come, first-served basis. Emergency rooms treat on a triage basis, meaning the most-severe cases get seen first, while non-emergencies have to wait.
Factors Affecting Length of Visit
These issues may affect how long your urgent care stay may last:
- *Please make sure you have a photo ID and insurance information, if applicable. Not having these items will delay your being seen.
- *Mondays, weekends, and holidays tend to be our busiest days, so your wait time may be longer on these days. Also, late-morning through mid-afternoon tend to be slower times, so your wait may be less.
- *Some cases involve more time than others. Stitching for lacerations, x-rays for possible broken bones, ear irrigations, etc are procedures that take more time to complete than a simple exam or test.
- *Each Urgent Care Network of Omaha clinic has four treatment rooms. Even though you may be the only person in the waiting room, there may be other patients already in rooms being seen by our provider.
Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics in Omaha and Bellevue, NE
Our staff works to provide prompt, personal, and professional care for all of our patients. We try to make sure everyone gets the attention they need in as quick a time as possible. Urgent Care Network of Omaha has three locations in the Omaha metropolitan area. Our three clinics are:
Our staff is here every day of the week to assist with your urgent care needs. You probably won’t need urgent care today, but when you do need medical attention, count on the Urgent Care Network of Omaha clinic near you to provide quality care and convenience.
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