When I found myself in need of a tetanus shot (something most people don't keep up on like they should), and no regular doctor in the area, I was resigned to having to visit a walk-in clinic. I pictured a crowded waiting area, substandard care, screaming babies- all the negatives.
What I got instead was virtually no waiting time. I filled out the paperwork, and they ushered me to a room. Even with an appointment, I generally have had to wait longer. The staff was very personable and Dr. Urmanski was almost stereotypically doctorly, with corny jokes, bad handwriting, and a pleasant attitude. It was all very reassuring. I recently discovered that prior to opening this clinic, Dr. Urmanski was the co-director of the emergency room at St. Peter's- how's that for qualifications?
Urgent Care isn't meant to be a primary care provider, but for those who don't have it for various reasons, it's a great substitute. It's certainly a lot cheaper (and faster) than a trip to the emergency room. They accept most forms of insurance, and there's a discount for cash payments for "basic office visits."