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Hospitals Gamble On Urgent Care Clinics To Keep Patients Healthy
capital public radio

When Stephen Wheeler realized he had an aching, swollen finger, he called his primary care doctor, who works for MedStar Health. The doctor referred him to PromptCare, an urgent care clinic in a strip mall in the Baltimore suburbs. Wheeler says he probably would have ended up waiting a long time if he’d gone to the doctor. And even longer at the emergency room. But they are all about speedy service here at the urgent care center; Wheeler got in and out in 15 minutes.