Most people have a preference about their health care. Some prefer a doctor they can see regularly, some prefer a facility they can visit regularly, and some prefer to avoid doctors unless they need to visit the emergency room. We decided to round up the 3 excuses people might make for not visiting a health care clinic, and debunk them.
Why, you ask? Just as symptoms of an illness come from an underlying issue, excuses come from an underlying concern. We’d like to address concerns preventing people from receiving medical attention.
1. I’m fine – I don’t need to be seen by a doctor
There’s always that one family member who doesn’t like visiting the doctor, and will use this reasoning to avoid it at all costs. With our staff, it’s usually our grandpas! The thing is, early detection is key. It’s the very reason preventative health care is the best type of health care within each patient’s control. There may be nothing seriously wrong, but why wait until there is? Why not stop the progression of something small into something big in its tracks?
Often our bodies feel ill because something is wrong, and our system is attempting to correct it. Seeing a health care provider at a clinic allows a doctor to assess what is awry, and prescribe a treatment plan to fix the issue before our bodies become too exhausted from the workload. Not only will a patient feel better, they will also recover faster than if they allowed it to progress.
2. They can’t help me at the clinic – I need to go to the emergency room
This is a very common misconception. When a person doesn’t feel well, and they don’t see a doctor, things can reach a level that feels catastrophic. That being said, the emergency room is for life and death situations.
The clinic, on the other hand, can do a lot of things an emergency room can do. The wait times are shorter, and a clinic costs less money to visit. At our Medical Specialty Center – Your Everyday Health Care Clinic, a patient can have blood tests done, see a doctor (as well as receive prescriptions for your ailment), get an x-ray, and more!
You can find more information about to visit a health care clinic or the emergency room in our blog post “Should You Go to the Health Care Clinic or Emergency Room?”
3. I can’t afford to visit a clinic
Did you know a single visit to the emergency room can cost upwards of $1,300? Meanwhile, an average visit to a health care clinic is somewhere around $100. Our Medical Specialty Centers – Your Everyday Health Care Clinic, also accepts insurance. If a patient doesn’t have insurance, we offer reasonable payment plans to suit their financial needs. We’d like to see our patients receive medical attention for a health issue before it progresses to the need for an emergency room visit. Have you visited one of our facilities, and would like more information about financial assistance? Click here.
At Orchard Hospital, our goal is to improve the overall health of our community through preventative care and efficient treatment of progressing ailments. We offer competitive pricing, thorough examinations, a wide array of diagnostic testing, and superior health care to the people we serve.
If you, or your loved one, have been holding out on seeing a doctor, please don’t wait. We are available to you, and we want to help. Orchard Hospital Medical Specialty Centers – Your Everyday Health Care Clinics can be found in two locations: Gridley, CA and Oroville, CA.
We want what’s best for your health, because that is what’s best for our community. We will take care of you quickly and efficiently. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Open 7 days a week. It’s our goal to have fast and friendly care while delivering quality health care.
Our mission at Orchard Hospital is to provide our community with superior health care. We strive to ensure that your experience at Orchard Hospital is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Our priority is to provide you with the care you need when you need it, with skill, compassion, and respect.