What is the difference between after-hours urgent care and an emergency room or emergency center?
An after-hours urgent care facility typically handles mild to moderate acuity problems, much the same as would be seen in a physician’s office during the day. Most of these clinics are not open 24 hours. As much as 40 percent of the visits to Texas Children’s Hospital Emergency Centers could be handled in an urgent care clinic rather than in a true emergency center. Full Entry