Wisconsin Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Wisconsin Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Wisconsin Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Wisconsin has made progress towards helping people access appropriate healthcare through a combination of technology and laws. Some people, however, still "fall between the cracks." Urgent care centers can help fill in those cracks, resulting in a healthier population with easier access to care.

Healthcare Industry in Wisconsin

Digital health records make it easier for service providers in Wisconsin to track patients. This is especially important for emergency rooms since they face fines when patients return for additional services within 30 days of treatment.

When patients use emergency rooms as a primary healthcare source rather than using them to address true emergencies, hospitals can work with them to find more appropriate care options. By including a financial incentive to do so, hospitals can save themselves and tax payers money while creating more effective treatment plans for patients.

Urgent Care in Wisconsin

Many of the patients who use emergency rooms as primary healthcare resources do not have adequate insurance that makes it affordable for them to visit primary care physicians when they show early signs of illness.

Despite having a below average 12 percent poverty rate, Wisconsin may still struggle for cash, making it difficult to afford health insurance. Turning to an urgent care center, however, could offer a more effective option that costs less money for cash paying patients.

Using Urgent Care in Wisconsin

Urgent care centers can help improve the general wellness of Wisconsin's population. Clinics stay open after business hours, so patients can seek assistance there after doctors' offices have closed. Most urgent care centers are prepared to offer immediate, non-emergency care; prescribe medications; and address the health concerns of people who don't have general physicians.

Wisconsin Walk-In Clinics Facts and Stats

  • 166
    Walk-in clinics in Wisconsin
  • 29
    Retail clinics in Wisconsin
  • 90
    Urgent care clinics in Wisconsin
  • 1
    Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in Wisconsin
  • 55%
    Walk-in clinics open 7 days a week in Wisconsin

* Stats are based on the data within the Urgent Care Locations database, and do not reference outside sources.