How Immediate Care Centers Are Helping To Improve Access To Healthcare For All

Access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right for every individual, yet for many people, accessing timely and affordable healthcare can be a challenge. Traditional healthcare models, such as primary care physicians and emergency departments, may not always be the most efficient or cost-effective option, especially for individuals with non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. That’s where immediate care centers like TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track come in. These centers offer a convenient and accessible alternative to traditional healthcare models, providing high-quality medical care to patients who need it most. In this blog, we’ll explore how immediate care centers are helping to improve access to healthcare for all and how TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is at the forefront of this movement, providing comprehensive medical services under one roof, extending hours of operation for greater accessibility, and offering a commitment to exceptional medical care.

1. Providing Convenient and Affordable Care

Immediate care centers are highly convenient for patients who require immediate medical attention for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. These centers are typically open for extended hours, including weekends and holidays, which means patients do not have to wait for a long time to see a medical professional. Moreover, TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track offers affordable care, which is often a critical factor for patients who do not have health insurance or are underinsured.

2. Bridging the Gap Between Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Departments

Many individuals do not have access to primary care physicians or may not be able to get an appointment with their doctor in a timely manner. Emergency departments are often overcrowded, and patients may have to wait for hours before being seen by a medical professional. Immediate care centers offer a solution to this problem by providing prompt medical attention to patients with minor illnesses or injuries. Patients can receive care without having to visit an emergency department, which saves them time and money.

3. Offering Comprehensive Medical Services Under One Roof

Immediate care centers like TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track offer comprehensive medical services, including laboratory testing, X-rays, and vaccinations, all under one roof. This eliminates the need for patients to visit multiple healthcare providers to receive the care they need. Furthermore, immediate care centers have the necessary medical equipment and technology to diagnose and treat various medical conditions promptly.

4. Extending Hours of Operation for Greater Accessibility

Immediate care centers have extended hours of operation, making them more accessible to patients who require medical attention after traditional office hours. Patients do not have to wait until the next business day to receive medical attention, which can be critical in certain medical situations. Furthermore, TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track has locations in various communities, making them more accessible to patients who may not have easy access to primary care physicians or emergency departments.

5. A Commitment to Exceptional Medical Care

TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is committed to providing exceptional medical care to its patients, and its partnership with Tampa General Hospital underscores this commitment. The centers are staffed with highly trained medical professionals who provide quality care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. In addition, TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment, enabling the provision of advanced medical services to patients.

This commitment to exceptional care has been recognized by the Urgent Care Association (UCA), which has accredited all TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations. This accreditation signifies that the centers have met the UCA’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of services. Patients can trust that they are receiving the highest level of care and service when they visit TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track.

Fast, Comprehensive, and Convenient: The Range of Medical Services Offered at TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track

TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is leading the way in providing accessible and high-quality medical care across Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. With 16 locations and plans for more in the near future, each center offers extended-hour medical care from board-certified providers for a variety of conditions, including cuts, burns, sprains, fractures, and more. Patients can also access on-site X-rays and EKGs, laboratory services, sports and school physicals, employer solutions, and certain prescription fills.

All TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., making comprehensive and convenient urgent and primary care available to patients of all ages, from 3 months and older. In addition to walk-ins, the OnMyWay system allows for reservations to be made for greater ease of access. The Urgent Care Association (UCA), the largest trade and professional association in urgent care, recognizes TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track for its exceptional medical care, safety standards, and scope of services. With over 4,000 urgent care centers represented, the UCA recognizes TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track as an industry leader in accessible and comprehensive healthcare.


The blogs presented by TGH Urgent Care in partnership with Fast Track are not a replacement for medical care and are exclusively intended for educational purposes. The content provided here should not be construed as medical guidance. If you are encountering any symptoms, we strongly recommend that you seek an appointment with a duly qualified medical practitioner at our nearest facility.

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